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65. Introduction to Psake

Note

The below information is extensively based in information taken from the PowerShell® Notes for Professionals book. I plan to extend this information based on my day to day usage of the language.

65.1: Basic outline

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Task Rebuild -Depends Clean, Build {
"Rebuild"
}

Task Build {
"Build"
}

Task Clean {
"Clean"
}
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Task default -Depends Build

65.2: FormatTaskName example

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# Will display task as:
# -------- Rebuild --------
# -------- Build --------
FormatTaskName "-------- {0} --------"

# will display tasks in yellow colour:
# Running Rebuild
FormatTaskName {
  param($taskName)
  "Running $taskName" - foregroundcolor yellow
}

Task Rebuild -Depends Clean, Build {
  "Rebuild"
}

Task Build {
  "Build"
}
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Task Clean {
"Clean"
}

Task default -Depends Build

65.3: Run Task conditionally

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propreties {
  $isOk = $false
}

# By default the Build task won't run, unless there is a param $true
Task Build -precondition { return $isOk } {
  "Build"
}

Task Clean {
  "Clean"
}

Task default -Depends Build

65.4: ContinueOnError

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Task Build -depends Clean {
  "Build"
}

Task Clean -ContinueOnError {
  "Clean"
  throw "throw on purpose, but the task will continue to run"
}

Task default -Depends Build