Here’s a tip to rename multiple files after copying at once in zsh.
As a general security practice, it is advised not to git track your secrets
of your Rails application like
But you have to somehow share the default minimal contents required for the app to your teammates either by tossing around in your IM or via email.
Nowadays, it is a common practice to have sample yml files in your project for other team mates to copy. The copied file is git ignored allowing devs to experiment freely on their local machine while production or staging servers have different secret values.
But there’s that hassle of copying and renaming all those YAML files one by one.
If you’re using
zmv comes in handy allowing you to copy all
those files while renaming in a single command.
$ zmv -C config/*.example.yml config/*.yml
You can read more on zmv via
info --index-search=zmv zsh or searching zmv in
Feel free to experiment with various aliases and other use cases of zmv.