A lot of times, we will create a new Ruby on Rails application and go through the process of our normal configuration setup. Sometimes, we will create a template to expedite our setup like in a recent screencast episode. https://www.driftingruby.com/episodes/templating-ruby-on-rails-applications
Other times, we will need to create a new Ruby on Rails application and we have a list of things that we want to skip. It can be annoying to remember or script out these things. When we create a new application, we can skip something like Turbolinks.
rails new testapp --skip-turbolinks
If this is a common occurrence, then this isn't something we want to have to remember every time. Luckily, there is a much easier way to make these kinds of changes a default. Create a file
.railsrc in your home directory.
Edit the file and paste in your overrides.
--skip-spring --skip-test-unit --skip-bundle --skip-coffee
You can even set up defaults for webpack and a framework by adding the lines in the
--skip-spring --skip-test-unit --skip-bundle --skip-coffee --webpack=vue
And it also works for database settings.
--skip-spring --skip-test-unit --skip-bundle --skip-coffee --webpack=vue -d mysql