rails environment in scripts dir

Is there an easy way I can write an independent script that gets the
rails environment the way console does etc ? I've never seen this
except through like backgroundrb etc

Is there an easy way I can write an independent script that gets the
rails environment the way console does etc ? I've never seen this
except through like backgroundrb etc

You could create say lib/foo.rb and within that have say:

class Foo
   def self.bar
     # do whatever you want to do and have access to all your models, etc.
   end
end

And run it with "./script/runner Foo.bar"

You could also do it as a rake task and have rake load up the environment...

-philip

Or require config/environment

Fred

Or another alternative is to create some runnable script and run it
against the environment you want:

$ cat ./script/do_some_foo.runnable

puts " fetching all foo in #{RAILS_ENV} env:"
Foo.find(:all).each do |foo|
  // do something with foo ...
end
...

$ ./script/runner ./script/do_some_foo.runnable
  fetching all foo in development env:
...

$ ./script/runner -e production ./script/do_some_foo.runnable
  fetching all foo in production env:
...

Jeff

How long has script/runner been part of rails ?
I guess either it was not well advertised or my learning of ruby/rails
somehow overlooked that.

This guy posted something to that effect:
http://daddy.platte.name/2007/07/hidden-in-plain-sight-scriptrunner.html

I've used activeresource and various other things that I would have
used script/runner for instead ..