A few terminal shortcuts for Rails devs
Here are a few command-line shortcuts for anybody that uses Ruby or Ruby on Rails on a daily basis:
bundle exec [command] #
bundle exec with just
be and you no longer have an excuse for running a
rake without the dependency-locking prefix.
alias be='bundle exec' # Example Usage $ be rake # equivalent to bundle exec rake
Abbreviate calls to
rails … #
And use the binstub! This takes advantage of Spring to avoid reloading the app (if it’s in memory), making a call to
br c load up a console much faster.
Get the latest Rails version #
Anytime I launch a new Rails app I check for the latest stable release. Instead of heading to the browser and checking the weblog or Rubygems everytime, I use this handy shortcut:
gem list -r ^rails$ | tail
This will output something like
rails (5.1.1). You can then easily compare against what you’ve got installed:
Don’t want to type it all out or remember it? Me either:
alias latest_rails='gem list -r ^rails$ | tail'
That’s all for now!