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A task runner / simpler Make alternative written in Go
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What is Task?

It is a task runner / build tool that aims to be simpler and easier to use than, for example, GNU Make. Since it's written in Go, Task is just a single binary and has no other dependencies, which means you don't need to mess with any complicated install setups just to use a build tool.
Task is a tool in the Code Automation Tools category of a tech stack.
Task is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 543 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Task's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Task?


74 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Task.

Task Integrations

Golang, Linux, Windows, Fedora, and macOS are some of the popular tools that integrate with Task. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Task.

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Task's Features

  • Easy installation: just download a single binary, add to $PATH and you're done! Or you can also install using Homebrew, Snapcraft, or Scoop if you want
  • Available on CIs: by adding this simple command to install on your CI script and you're ready to use Task as part of your CI pipeline
  • Truly cross-platform: while most build tools only work well on Linux or macOS, Task also supports Windows thanks to this shell interpreter for Go
  • Great for code generation: you can easily prevent a task from running if a given set of files haven't changed since last run (based either on its timestamp or content)

Task Alternatives & Comparisons

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Task's Followers
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