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Flatiron School Bash Commands

Simple bash commands to help with forking repo’s and pushing commits.

Example of running the bash command

1. Open your bash profile

Open Terminal or Linux Shell, and enter the following commands in your terminal:

$ cd ~
$ ls -a

The commands navigate to the root directory, and the second prints out all of the files saved there.

2. Creating custom command file

To create a new file, enter the following command in your terminal:

$ touch ~/

Then open this new file up in your preferred text editor, and add the following code inside this newly created file:

#!/bin/bash# git clone, cd into project, npm install, and open in Vscodefunction flatIron {
git clone "$1" "$reponame"
cd "$reponame"
npm install
code .

function lazyGit() {
git add .
git commit -m "Completed"
git push origin master

You can customize the function names to your preference, and change what text editor the file opens into(currently it’s Vscode). Also you can edit the commit comment(currently it’s set to “Completed”).

After saving the file, we need to make sure that it works, and test it. So return back to terminal and enter the following commands in your terminal:

$ source ~/
$ flatIron
// Make sure to replace the ssh link with your own
// (optional) - Test the git commit function
// While in the assignment directory run:
$ lazyGit

Make sure to replace the ssh link with your own. It should run the function and the file should have opened in you preferred text editor.

3. Adding our command to the rc files:

Now lets enter the following following commands in your terminal:

$ cd ~
$ ls -a
$ code .
// Or open with whatever text editor you're using

Now based on the shell we are using, we will modify either ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc file. So in your text editor find either of those two files, and paste the following code anywhere in the file and save it.

source ~/

Now close terminal and reopen it and you should be able to use the commands everywhere even when we exit and start a new terminal.

4. Zsh Permission Denied Mac

If you get this error at any stage, theres an easy way to fix it.

To fix this, go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy panel, then add Terminal to the list of apps that are able to control your computer.

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