My .gitconfig

Written on 7:29:00 AM by S. Potter

  name = Susan Potter # make sure you change this
  email = # make sure you change this
  diff = auto
  status = auto
  branch = auto
  rename = copy
  color = auto
  whitespace = strip
  color = true
  color = auto
  co = "checkout"
  ci = "commit"
  ciall = "commit -a -v"
  unmerge = "reset --hard ORIG_HEAD"
  lsbr = "branch -a" # list all branches, even remote ones
  mkbr = "branch" # create branch if you specify a branch name after it, e.g. git mkbr upgrading_rails
  # remove branch named after it, e.g. git rmbr upgrading_rails
  rmbr = "branch -d"
  # rename branch from one name to another
  mvbr = "branch -m"
  track = "branch --track"
  # list all tags, to keep commands consistent, e.g. git lstag
  lstag = "tag -l"
  # create a new tag based on specified commit
  mktag = "tag -a"
  # remove existing tag by name
  rmtag = "tag -d"
  # rename tag from one name to another
  mvtag = "tag -m"
  # create new remote repository for project
  mkrem = "remote add"
  # list remote repositories
  lsrem = "remote"
  # show status, keep same as svn command I used most frequently
  st = "status"
  # another alias for status that some scripts might use
  stat = "status"
  # fetch and rebase from svn repository
  spull = !git svn fetch && git svn rebase
  # push keeping each local commit as atomic.
  spush = !git svn dcommit
  # initialize all submodules
  modinit = "submodule init"
  # update all submodules
  modup = "submodule update"
  # show status of all submodules
  modst = "submodule status"
  # add new submodule, i.e. git modadd module-name url
  modadd = "submodule add"
  # show last 15 log entries
  recentlog = "log -n 15"
  # push local committed changes to rubyforge and origin (usually GitHub)
  osspush = !git push rubyforge master && git push origin master
  # pull changes from rubyforge and origin (usually GitHub)
  osspull = !git pull rubyforge master && git pull origin master
  # sync (pull then push) from rubyforge and origin (usually GitHub)
  osssync = !git osspull && git osspush
Place your .gitconfig file in your home directory, e.g. /home/username Last updated: 2008-06-28

Twitter4R v0.3.0

Written on 2:18:00 AM by S. Potter

After added a few extra APIs for favoriting statuses in October, I finally got around to adding them to Twitter4R tonight. Since there is new functionality I have released it as version 0.3.0. To install all you need to do is:

$ sudo gem install twitter4r
The Rubyforge mirrors might still be syncing if you are doing this soon after I post this message. The changes to the library include:
  • Added Twitter::Client#authenticate? method that is a lightweight way to verify a Twitter user's credentials
  • Favorites: allows Twitterers to add statuses to their favorites, list all their current favorites and remove any statuses from the list.
Example code for verifying a user would look like:
gem('twitter4r', '>=0.3.0')

client =
unless client.authenticate?("macdeveloperthatlovesleopard", "iamasciolists")
  puts "Password does not describe user well!"

if client.authenticate?("developerthatdoesnotpretendtobegraphicdesigner", "seriousdevelopernotfakestevejobswannabe")
  puts "Password does describe user well!"
Example code for using the favorites API:
gem('twitter4r', '>=0.3.0')

client = Twitter::Client.from_config('some/path.yml')
statuses = client.favorites
ids = statuses.collect {|s| }
# clean favorites list by deleting
statuses.each {|s| client.favorite(:remove, s) }

# now add back first status id from original favorites list
client.favorite(:add, ids[0])