Happiness comes from small victories. In order to save on unnecessary typing, I’ve made a few shortcuts in Django for my most common “python manage.py” commands.
For example, my test command is longer than most because I use a different settings file for tests to keep the environments separate. So I popped open an editor and created this:
python manage.py test $* –settings=settings_test
Save as something short — like ‘ts’, then make executable
chmod u+x ts
Now instead of typing python manage.py test … , I can simply type ./ts and be done with it. Note that things like ./ts my_app also still work
Last step: update your repository to ignore these files so you don’t accidentally piss off any others you’re working with.