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create a rails app from rails trunk, optionally committing to a subversion repository

I name this script railstrunk on my machine. So, usage would be:

railstrunk app_name

That creates a rails application under app_name.

If app_name is a subversion working copy, rails is set as an external and generated files are committed, and some ignore properties are set.

Here's how I'd go about creating a versioned rails app:

mkdir -p happy_app happy_app/trunk happy_app/tags happy_app/branches 
svn import happy_app http://myserver/myrepos/happy_app -m "Layout for happy_app"
rm -rf happy_app
svn co http://myserver/myrepos/happy_app/trunk happy_app
railstrunk happy_app

$rails_dir is set at the beginning of script, and it should be a path to a working copy of rails trunk on your machine. It's merely used to speed things up, it's not necessary.

Notice I remove the silly public/index.html from the generated app.

And now the code:



if [ $# != 1 ]; then
  echo "Usage: $0 app_name"
  echo "Creates a rails application under app_name."
  echo "If app_name is a subversion working copy, rails is set as an external"
  echo "and generated files are committed."
  echo "If $rails_dir exists, things are sped up by either symlinking it"
  echo "(for non-versioned apps) or copying it to the vendor dir."
  echo "$rails_dir should be a rails trunk working copy."

mkdir -p $dir
cd $dir

if [ -n "`ls`" ]; then
  echo "Can't create app: $dir is not empty." >&2
  exit 1

if [ -d $rails_dir ]; then
  if [ "`svn info $rails_dir 2>/dev/null | grep URL:`" != "URL:" ]; then
    echo "$rails_dir is not a rails trunk working copy. Not going to use it." >&2
  elif [ -n "`svn st $rails_dir`" ]; then
    echo "$rails_dir is modified. Not going to use it." >&2

if [ -z "`svn info 2>/dev/null`" ]; then
  mkdir vendor
  if [ -n "$use_rails_dir" ]; then
    ln -s $rails_dir vendor/rails
    cd vendor/rails
    svn up
    cd ../..
    svn co vendor/rails
  ruby vendor/rails/railties/bin/rails .
  rm public/index.html
  svn mkdir vendor
  svn ps svn:externals 'rails' vendor
  svn ci -m 'set rails external to rails trunk'
  [ -n "$use_rails_dir" ] && cp -r $rails_dir vendor/rails
  svn up
  ruby vendor/rails/railties/bin/rails .
  rm public/index.html
  rm log/*
  mv config/database.yml config/database.yml.sample
  svn add . --force
  svn ps svn:ignore '*' tmp/cache tmp/pids tmp/sessions tmp/sockets
  svn ps svn:ignore 'database.yml' config
  svn ps svn:ignore '*.log' log
  svn ci -m "- created rails app
- moved database.yml to database.yml.sample
- deleted public/index.html
- ignored logs and tmp"
  cp config/database.yml.sample config/database.yml

update a working copy and all externals in parallel

If you have an app in subversion with many externals, it may take a bit too long to update it, as updates happen one after another.

This bit of script updates the app and each external in parallel, making it oh so much faster.


  ( `svn pl -R`.scan(/\S.*'(.*)':\n((?:  .*\n)+)/)\
    .inject({}) { |h, (d, p)| h[d] = p.strip.split(/\s+/); h }\
    .select { |d, ps| ps.include? 'svn:externals' }\
    .map { |xd, ps| [xd, `svn pg svn:externals #{xd}`] }\
    .map { |xd, exts| exts.strip.split(/\s*\n/).map { |l| xd + '/' + l.split(/\s+/).first } }\
    .inject { |a, b| a + b }\
    .map { |d| "cd #{d} && svn up 2>&1" } \
    << 'svn up . --ignore-externals 2>&1'
  .map { |cmd| [cmd, { `#{cmd}` }] }\
  .map { |cmd, thread| "#{cmd}\n#{thread.value}" }.join("\n")

(note: if you add an external or change an external property in another way, you'll need to run the standard svn up once)

knowning how many commits it actually took you

If you use the same repository for mostly everything, you'll occasionally find it amusing that your brand new project is at r1800 or that that old project not touched since r60 now shares r2385 with everyone else.

Well, amusing != useful, so here's what I use when I'm curious about how many commits a certain project took me:

svn log --stop-on-copy | grep -e "--------" | wc -l
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