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view-finder

Description

Open view partials from a live rails site into your favorite text editor.

Only TextMate is supported right now with the uri (txmt://) on a Mac . (Pull requests welcome for getting your favorite editor configured)

Idea Motivation

A project spans across many developers across many months. Some developers use their own convention for partials and some times partials, or even sometimes its your code you wrote couple of months back. Its painfully slow to jump through files and you might not want to dig deep for the right partial doing the job of displaying the information.

DISCLAIMER / NOTE

  • Make sure this gem is not included in the environment where you are exposing the site to public since this would reveal the filenames which you are using.
  • I am not responsible when using of this gem causes any kind of loss or exposing filenames from within the project.

Setting up(read the DISCLAIMER first before setting up the gem)

  • Include gem 'view-finder', group: :development, git: 'https://github.com/sairam/view_finder.git' in Gemfile to only allow this gem in development mode (see the DISCLAIMER on why I stress about only using it in development mode)
  • Run bundle install to pull the gem.

When Asset Pipeline is enabled

  • Include view_finder in application.js (When asset pipeline is enabled)

When Asset Pipeline is not enabled (not supported yet)

  • Run rails g view_finder g:install to copy from the static javascripts to public/ directory

Make it work (will be provided with a UI element to be toggled)

  • Open the javascript console and type in window.openFileMode=true and click on any element and it opens the partial file in textmate.
  • To stop the opening files type in window.openFileMode=false

Works with

  • Rails 3+ (with asset pipeline enabled)
  • Tested with Chrome

Upgrading

Required only when Asset Pipeline is enabled (not supported yet)

  • Run rails g view_finder g:install to copy from the static javascripts to public/ directory
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