Lately, I’ve been pretty obsessed with streamlining my workflow, which means writing scripts (read: building tools to do stuff for me). They say that the best programmers are the laziest; I can’t vouch for being a great programmer, but I can proudly say that I am pretty lazy.
So, I’ve decided to start cleaning up my tools and posting them here as I make them. Use at your own risk!
We do a lot of WordPress sites, and downloading the latest WordPress install can be tedious. Navigating to http://wordpress.org/download/, clicking the “Download” link… Agh!! Too many clicks. Even if you’re awesome and use
wget, it’s still a pain to move all those files around. So I made a script.
\#!/bin/bash if [ -z "$1" ]; then echo "Usage: $0 " exit 1 fi if [ -e "$1" ]; then echo "Pathspec '$1' exists." exit 1 fi wordpresstemp="wordpress-latest-$RANDOM" zipfile="$wordpresstemp.zip" echo "Downloading latest WordPress..." curl "http://wordpress.org/latest.zip" > $zipfile unzip $zipfile -d "$wordpresstemp"/ > /dev/null rm $zipfile mv "$wordpresstemp"/wordpress "$1" rm -r "$wordpresstemp" echo "Created a new WordPress install in '$1'!"
Just save this in a file called
wp_install, and put it in your
$PATH directory of choice.
Also available as a gist.
$ cd webroot $ wp_install new-wordpress
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