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My Dot Files

These are config files to set up a system the way I like it.

(With thanks to Ryan Bates on the base project and the yoinked snippets).

I mostly use Sublime Text and many, many little bash scripts to help me on the way.


git clone git:// ~/development/projects/personal/dotfiles
cd ~/development/projects/personal/dotfiles
rake install
rake setup_symlinks

Special Install

Don't forget to run `rake setup_symlinks` for configuration after a successful dotfiles install. This will destroy any existing files
in the wrong location


I am running on Mac OS X, but it will likely work on Linux as well with minor fiddling.


I place projects in 2 locations that fallback, the script has been hacked to auto complete for both. Run any project in those directories with:

p some_proje<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 commands:

rake db:mi<tab>

To speed things up, the results are cached in local .rake_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

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 and completion. 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.