Rails Rake Tasks Reference

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rake cache:clear                      # Clears all cached pages
rake db:bootstrap                     # Loads a schema.rb file into the database and then loads the initial database fixtures.
rake db:bootstrap:copy_default_theme  # Copy default theme to site theme
rake db:migrate                       # Migrate the database through scripts in db/migrate. Target specific version with VERSION=x
rake db:schema:dump                   # Create a db/schema.rb file that can be portably used against any DB supported by AR
rake db:schema:load                   # Load a schema.rb file into the database
rake db:bootstrap:load                # Load initial database fixtures (in db/bootstrap/*.yml) into the current environment's database.  Load specific fixtures using FIXTURES=x,y
rake db:fixtures:load                 # Load fixtures into the current environment's database.  Load specific fixtures using FIXTURES=x,y
rake db:sessions:clear                # Clear the sessions table
rake db:sessions:create               # Creates a sessions table for use with CGI::Session::ActiveRecordStore
rake db:structure:dump                # Dump the database structure to a SQL file
rake db:test:clone                    # Recreate the test database from the current environment's database schema
rake db:test:clone_structure          # Recreate the test databases from the development structure
rake db:test:prepare                  # Prepare the test database and load the schema
rake db:test:purge                    # Empty the test database
rake deploy                           # Push the latest revision into production using the release manager
rake diff_from_last_deploy            # Describe the differences between HEAD and the last production release
rake doc:app                          # Build the app HTML Files
rake doc:clobber_app                  # Remove rdoc products
rake doc:clobber_plugins              # Remove plugin documentation
rake doc:clobber_rails                # Remove rdoc products
rake doc:plugins                      # Generate documation for all installed plugins
rake doc:rails                        # Build the rails HTML Files
rake doc:reapp                        # Force a rebuild of the RDOC files
rake doc:rerails                      # Force a rebuild of the RDOC files
rake edge                             # freeze rails edge
rake log:clear                        # Truncates all *.log files in log/ to zero bytes
rake rails:freeze:edge                # Lock to latest Edge Rails or a specific revision with REVISION=X (ex: REVISION=4021) or a tag with TAG=Y (ex: TAG=rel_1-1-0)
rake rails:freeze:gems                # Lock this application to the current gems (by unpacking them into vendor/rails)
rake rails:unfreeze                   # Unlock this application from freeze of gems or edge and return to a fluid use of system gems
rake rails:update                     # Update both configs, scripts and public/javascripts from Rails
rake rails:update:configs             # Update config/boot.rb from your current rails install
rake rails:update:javascripts         # Update your javascripts from your current rails install
rake rails:update:scripts             # Add new scripts to the application script/ directory
rake remote_exec                      # Execute a specific action using the release manager
rake rollback                         # Rollback to the release before the current release in production
rake show_deploy_tasks                # Enumerate all available deployment tasks
rake stats                            # Report code statistics (KLOCs, etc) from the application
rake test                             # Test all units and functionals
rake test:functionals                 # Run tests for functionalsdb:test:prepare
rake test:integration                 # Run tests for integrationdb:test:prepare
rake test:plugins                     # Run tests for pluginsenvironment
rake test:recent                      # Run tests for recentdb:test:prepare
rake test:uncommitted                 # Run tests for uncommitteddb:test:prepare
rake test:units                       # Run tests for unitsdb:test:prepare
rake tmp:cache:clear                  # Clears all files and directories in tmp/cache
rake tmp:clear                        # Clear session, cache, and socket files from tmp/
rake tmp:create                       # Creates tmp directories for sessions, cache, and sockets
rake tmp:pids:clear                   # Clears all files in tmp/pids
rake tmp:sessions:clear               # Clears all files in tmp/sessions
rake tmp:sockets:clear                # Clears all files in tmp/sockets
rake update_dialog_helper             # Copies the latest dialog.js to the application's public directory