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Based on Ryan Bates Dot Files ( ->
Run `./setup_dotfiles` to install.
These are config files to set up a system the way I like it.
git clone git:// ~/.dotfiles
cd ~/.dotfiles
rake install
# edit ~/.gitconfig and personalize it
I am running on Mac OS X, but it will likely work on Linux as well with
minor fiddling. I primarily use zsh, but this includes some older bash
files as well. If you would like to switch to zsh, you can do so with
the following command.
chsh -s /bin/zsh
I normally place all of my coding projects in ~/code, so this directory
can easily be accessed (and tab completed) with the "c" command.
c railsca<tab>
There is also an "h" command which behaves similar, but acts on the
home path.
h doc<tab>
Tab completion is also added to rake and cap commands:
rake db:mi<tab>
cap de<tab>
To speed things up, the results are cached in local .rake_tasks~ and
.cap_tasks~. It is smart enough to expire the cache automatically in
most cases, but you can simply remove the files to flush the cache.
There are a few key bindings set. Many of these require option to be
set as the meta key. Option-left/right arrow will move cursor by word,
and control-left/right will move to beginning and end of line.
Control-option-N will open a new tab with the current directory under
Mac OS X Terminal.
If you're using git, you'll notice the current branch name shows up in
the prompt while in a git repository.
If you're using Rails, you'll find some handy aliases (below). You can
also use show_log and hide_log in script/console to show the log inline.
ss # script/server
sc # script/console
sg # script/generate
a # autotest
tlog # tail -f log/development.log
rst # touch tmp/restart.txt
migrate # rake db:migrate db:test:clone
scaffold # script/generate nifty_scaffold
See the other aliases in ~/.zsh/aliases
If there are some shell configuration settings which you want secure or
specific to one system, place it into a ~/.localrc file. This will be
loaded automatically if it exists.
There are several features enabled in Ruby's irb including history,
completion and auto-indent. Many convenience methods are added as well
such as "ri" which can be used to get inline documentation in IRB.
See irbrc and railsrc files for details.
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