I got a Peepcode unlimited last year which came with a nice video about the command line. Check it out.

Not too many people will find this interesting. For me, it's something I just want to do for myself (and for those I'd work for if I'm still employed).

Aliases matter

I haven't organized my aliases into a separate file as shown in the video but I am using some useful aliases right now.

These are some of the aliases I have:

alias start_mysql="/Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM start"
alias stop_mysql="/Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM stop"
#adds all new and modified files for a git repository
alias ga="git add ."
#adds all new files for subversion 
alias sa="svn status | grep "^\?" | sed -e 's/? *//' | sed -e 's/ /\\ /g' | xargs svn add"

I find Rails 3 commands much more confusing than the old ones although they seem to be nearly the same. Plus it gets a little complex considering I'm using different versions. For those following through my posts regarding Rails on OS X/ Linux, you'd probably find this useful.

#The new command to install a plugin in Rails 3 (subject to change - probably) 
ruby script/rails plugin install plugin_repository

A little long right? This is what I need for sanity:

alias plugin_install="ruby script/rails plugin install"
#use Rails3 for Ruby 1.8.7 
alias r3="rvm 1.8.7%rails3"
#use Rails3 version and starts the rails app
alias rs="rvm 1.8.7%rails3 && rails server"

Sweet. Now I can sleep. Zzzz...

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Hello! I am Kat. I've been a developer for several years. When I'm not sitting down, reading and working for long hours, I am traveling to some place of interest.
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