Calling One Rake Task from Another A quick ruby tip for calling one rake task from another rake task: namespace :mytasks do desc "Task number one" task :one do # do something here end desc "Task number two" task :two do Rake::Task["mytasks:one"].execute end end Note: Even although task one and task two are within the same namespace, you still have to include the full name (namespace and task name) in the method call.