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.Dd February 27, 2006
.Dt ERB 1
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm rake
.Nd Ruby Make
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm rake
.Op Fl f Ar rakefile 
.Op Ar options...
.Ar targets...
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm Rake
is a simple
.Xr ruby 1
build program with capabilities similar to the regular
.Xr make 1
command.
.Pp
.Nm Rake
has the following features:
.Bl -bullet
.It
Rakefiles (Rake's version of Makefiles) are completely defined in standard 
.Nm Ruby 
syntax. No XML files to edit. No quirky Makefile syntax to worry about (is that a tab or a space?).
.It
Users can specify tasks with prerequisites.
.It
.Nm Rake
supports rule patterns to sythesize implicit tasks.
.It
Flexible FileLists that act like arrays but know about manipulating file names and paths.
.El
.Pp
For more information about
.Nm Rake
you can use its
.Fl --help
flag. There is also online documentation available at "http://docs.rubyrake.org".
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr make 1
.Xr ruby 1
.Sh AUTHORS
Rake is written by 
.An Jim Weirich Aq jim@weirichhouse.org