Bundler is awesome. It’s the one true way to ensure proper dependency management for Ruby projects. Yet, it can be painful to type
bundle exec before shell commands.
Sure, binstubs exist, but I don’t like them. Typing
bin/mygem still doesn’t satisfy me and prepending
./bin to my
$PATH is too transparent. I prefer explicitly calling
bundle exec only when I want.
That’s why I just use a good ol’ shell alias:
alias be="bundle exec "
<small>* Note the trailing space to trigger alias chaining.</small>
Then, I can call project-specific binaries by prepending
be instead of
# before bundle exec rails server # after be rails server
This is explicit, obvious, and short enough for my taste.
You might find other useful aliases in my dotfiles. Happy aliasing!