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OverrideRakeTask plugin by Eugene Bolshakov,,
This plugin is based on the Matthew Bass's idea described here:
The installation script is based on the one found in the app_config plugin
by Daniel Owsianski,
When using rake with rails it loads tasks in the following order:
1. Default rails tasks (like db:migrate)
2. The tasks in your app's lib/tasks directory
3. The tasks in your vendor/plugins directory
This plugin allows to override and/or extend rake tasks that have been defined earlier. It means that
you're able to override default rails tasks by putting new ones in lib/tasks and override tasks
defined in lib/tasks by new ones from plugins.
In order to override a task you need to define it using the "override_task"
method instead of "task". You can also call the original (aliased) task inside the new one:
namespace :db do
override_task :migrate do
# To invoke the original task add ":original" to its name
In order to make this work the plugin must be loaded before the tasks and the install script
supplied with the plugin adds a line to load itself to the Rakefile. If can't modify your Rakefile,
it will let you know and you'll need to modify it manually.
Tested with: Rake 0.8.7, Rails 2.3.5
Doesn't seem to work with Rails 3
* John Wood
* Mark Foster