If you are doing development on Linux using a bash shell this is a nice alias a time saver might be to setup some aliases. I am using an alias to start script/server via simply typing ‘ss’.
Here’s all you have to do:
Jump into your home directory and open hidden file .profile:
user@kenyacoffee:~/railz/bort$ cd user@kenyacoffee:~$ user@kenyacoffee:~$ nano .profile
Add the following line:
Exit nano and write out the changes to .profile.
In your home directory execute the source command:
user@kenyacoffee:~/railz$ cd user@kenyacoffee:~$ source .profile
Now change back to your rails project directory and try running ‘ss’:
user@kenyacoffee:~$ cd railz/bort user@kenyacoffee:~/railz/bort$ ss => Booting Mongrel (use 'script/server webrick' to force WEBrick) => Rails 2.2.0 application starting on http://0.0.0.0:3000 => Call with -d to detach => Ctrl-C to shutdown server ** Starting Mongrel listening at 0.0.0.0:3000 ** Starting Rails with development environment...
Feels good to type less!