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Added info about jake 'complete' event

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mde committed Aug 17, 2012
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@@ -93,7 +93,7 @@ Add the directory of node.exe to the environment PATH variable.
--trace Enable full backtrace.
- -T
+ -T/ls
--tasks Display the tasks (matching optional PATTERN)
with descriptions, then exit.
@@ -293,6 +293,22 @@ command. You can do this by adding this line to your `.zshrc` file :
alias jake="noglob jake"
+### Cleanup after all tasks run, jake 'complete' event
+The base 'jake' object is an EventEmitter, and fires a 'complete' event after
+running all tasks.
+This is sometimes useful when a task starts a process which keeps the Node
+event-loop running (e.g., a database connection). If you know you want to stop
+the running Node process after all tasks have finished, you can set a listener
+for the 'complete' event, like so:
+jake.addListener('complete', function () {
+ process.exit();
### Running tasks from within other tasks
Jake supports the ability to run a task from within another task via the

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