Ruby-on-rails – Why is rake db:migrate:reset not listed in rake -T

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Why are some rake tasks not listed by rake -T? Like db:migrate:reset? I can execute it without a problem, but why is it not listed there? Is there a way to get a real full list of rake tasks?

% rake -T
(in /home/zeus/projects/my_project)
rake about              # List versions of all Rails frameworks and the environment
rake db:create          # Create the database from config/database.yml for the current Rails.env (use db:create:all to create all dbs in the config)
rake db:drop            # Drops the database for the current Rails.env (use db:drop:all to drop all databases)
rake db:fixtures:load   # Load fixtures into the current environment's database.
rake db:migrate         # Migrate the database (options: VERSION=x, VERBOSE=false).
rake db:migrate:status  # Display status of migrations
rake db:rollback        # Rolls the schema back to the previous version (specify steps w/ STEP=n).
rake db:schema:dump     # Create a db/schema.rb file that can be portably used against any DB supported by AR
rake db:schema:load     # Load a schema.rb file into the database
rake db:seed            # Load the seed data from db/seeds.rb
rake db:setup           # Create the database, load the schema, and initialize with the seed data (use db:reset to also drop the db first)
rake db:structure:dump  # Dump the database structure to an SQL file
rake db:version         # Retrieves the current schema version number
rake doc:app            # Generate docs for the app -- also availble doc:rails, doc:guides, doc:plugins (options: TEMPLATE=/rdoc-template.rb, TITLE="Custom Title")
rake erd                # Generate an Entity-Relationship Diagram based on your models
rake log:clear          # Truncates all *.log files in log/ to zero bytes
rake middleware         # Prints out your Rack middleware stack
rake notes              # Enumerate all annotations (use notes:optimize, :fixme, :todo for focus)
rake notes:custom       # Enumerate a custom annotation, specify with ANNOTATION=CUSTOM
rake rails:template     # Applies the template supplied by LOCATION=/path/to/template
rake rails:update       # Update both configs and public/javascripts from Rails (or use just update:javascripts or update:configs)
rake routes             # Print out all defined routes in match order, with names.
rake secret             # Generate a crytographically secure secret key (this is typically used to generate a secret for cookie sessions).
rake spec               # Run all specs in spec directory (excluding plugin specs)
rake spec:acceptance    # Run the code examples in spec/acceptance
rake spec:controllers   # Run the code examples in spec/controllers
rake spec:helpers       # Run the code examples in spec/helpers
rake spec:lib           # Run the code examples in spec/lib
rake spec:mailers       # Run the code examples in spec/mailers
rake spec:models        # Run the code examples in spec/models
rake spec:rcov          # Run all specs with rcov
rake spec:requests      # Run the code examples in spec/requests
rake spec:routing       # Run the code examples in spec/routing
rake spec:views         # Run the code examples in spec/views
rake stats              # Report code statistics (KLOCs, etc) from the application
rake test               # Runs test:units, test:functionals, test:integration together (also available: test:benchmark, test:profile, test:plugins)
rake test:recent        # Run tests for recenttest:prepare / Test recent changes
rake test:uncommitted   # Run tests for uncommittedtest:prepare / Test changes since last checkin (only Subversion and Git)
rake time:zones:all     # Displays all time zones, also available: time:zones:us, time:zones:local -- filter with OFFSET parameter, e.g., OFFSET=-6
rake tmp:clear          # Clear session, cache, and socket files from tmp/ (narrow w/ tmp:sessions:clear, tmp:cache:clear, tmp:sockets:clear)
rake tmp:create         # Creates tmp directories for sessions, cache, sockets, and pids

Best Solution

Tasks that don't have a description will not show up.

EDIT: Looks like DHH removed the description from Rails 3 for a few tasks to 'cut down on noise'. rake db:setup has a note about db:reset though.

http://github.com/rails/rails/commit/983815632cc1d316c7c803a47be28f1abe6698fb