If you use Subversion and develop Rails on either Linux, Mac OS X, or through a shell into a shared server you could use this.
A while ago I realized that many of the commands I was using on a regular basis were cumbersome. With Subversion especially I found the commands lengthy. With Rails I kept wanting a ‘remigrate’ command so I could test my migrations to see if they were valid all the way down to 0 and back up. To edit your .bashrc or .bash_profile entries simply type:
nano ~/.bash_profile # (you can replace 'nano' with whatever editor you like). You can add as many other aliases as you want to help with whatever commands you use most - just make sure there are no spaces on either side of the equals sign!
The following is the text from my .bash_profile file in my home directory:
alias migrate='rake migrate' alias clone='rake clone_structure_to_test' alias remigrate='rake migrate VERSION=0 && rake migrate' alias remigrate_prod='rake migrate VERSION=0 RAILS_ENV=production && rake migrate RAILS_ENV=production' alias remigrate_dev='rake migrate VERSION=0 RAILS_ENV=development && rake migrate RAILS_ENV=development' alias l='ls -l' alias st='svn st' alias update='svn update' alias delete='svn delete' alias add='svn add' alias copy='svn copy' alias move='svn move' alias commit='svn commit' alias commitm='svn commit -m ""' alias upcom='svn update && svn commit -m ""' alias upco='svn update && svn commit'
The following allows me to type just ‘update’ to do an svn update or ‘commitm’ if I want to commit without bothering to enter a log message (useful for one-person projects). ‘upcom’ and ‘remigrate’ are my two favorites because they allow for quick access to multiple commands.
Let me know if you have any others I should add to speed up my work!