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Mapping Rails 3.0 Commands

03/31/2012

Rails 3.0 introduces ./script/rails

When Rails 3.0 was released, all of the individual command utilities (the Rails console, Rails generator, etc) were all consolidated into a single script:

./script/rails

That’s Annoying

Being used to typing “./script/console” for the last 4 years of my life, this is annoying. It’s a lot easier to tab complete within the ./script directory to the exact command you want and then fill in the arguments.

My Answer: rails_command_stubs

To solve this, I built a wrapper script you can drop in your Rails ./script directory. You can then symlink in commonly used commands and reference them directly and they pass through to the ./script/rails equivalent.

./script/console production
# Calls ./script/rails console production

Enter rails_command_stubs.

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