MIgrating development db and test db simultaneously

Posted by Eumir Gaspar on January 14, 2011 
Filed Under Ruby on Rails, Terminal tricks, Tutorial

If you’re lazy like me and don’t want to keep repeating

rails db:migrate
rails db:migrate RAILS_ENV=test

every time you create a migration, just bind them together using alias. Open up your .bash_profile(or create one if you haven’t already) and paste this:

alias migrate='rake db:migrate; rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=test'

Now the next time you have to migrate, just type:

migrate

and you’re all set! You can also have fun and do all those other rake stuff and alias them all like rake db:seed or something.

Enjoy!

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