class Rake::FileTask

A FileTask is a task that includes time based dependencies. If any of a FileTask's prerequisites have a timestamp that is later than the file represented by this task, then the file must be rebuilt (using the supplied actions).

Public Instance Methods

needed?() click to toggle source

Is this file task needed? Yes if it doesn't exist, or if its time stamp is out of date.

# File lib/rake/file_task.rb, line 16
def needed?
  !File.exist?(name) || out_of_date?(timestamp) || @application.options.build_all
end
timestamp() click to toggle source

Time stamp for file task.

# File lib/rake/file_task.rb, line 21
def timestamp
  if File.exist?(name)
    File.mtime(name.to_s)
  else
    Rake::LATE
  end
end