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Ruby

Andrew Goddard
Andrew Goddard
40,806 Points

CMD Alternatives for Ruby on Rails Project

Hi guys,

I work on a Windows laptop and find the CMD to be pretty frustrating to use. It might be a case of user malfunction but I'm getting through your console lessons fine using the console you guys provide, and I remember it being mentioned that there are better alternatives to the Windows CMD out there.

My question then is: can I download and use an alternative console on my laptop and still do all the things I need to in the Ruby on Rails project?

Thanks,

Andrew

5 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Andrew - Check out Console2 for a great CMD replacement

Andrew Goddard
Andrew Goddard
40,806 Points

Thanks for the advice, guys - I'll keep those in mind.

My main problem was that I couldn't pause the server - my laptop doesn't have the pause or break buttons. I looked around online and found that you can write ruby script/rails server to make Ctrl + C work, so I seem to be up and running.

Thanks

Jason Seifer
STAFF
Jason Seifer
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hey Andrew, I'm not sure what other consoles you're looking at but if you want to get in to a more unix like approach of developing rails apps on windows, take a look at vagrant (http://www.vagrantup.com/). It gives you command line access and shortcuts to a linux virtual machine.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Andrew - That's a pretty neat hack :star:

Do have you got a link for other's who might run into the same issue?