######################################################################### A FileTask is a task that includes time based dependencies. If any of a FileTask‘s prerequisites have a timestamp that is later than the file represented by this task, then the file must be rebuilt (using the supplied actions).

Methods
Public Instance methods
needed?()

Is this file task needed? Yes if it doesn‘t exist, or if its time stamp is out of date.

     # File lib/rake.rb, line 751
751:     def needed?
752:       return true unless File.exist?(name)
753:       return true if out_of_date?(timestamp)
754:       false
755:     end
timestamp()

Time stamp for file task.

     # File lib/rake.rb, line 758
758:     def timestamp
759:       if File.exist?(name)
760:         File.mtime(name.to_s)
761:       else
762:         Rake::EARLY
763:       end
764:     end