A little while ago I wrote a guide on installing Drush 8 on Debian or Ubuntu and touched briefly on some of the functionality Drush has to offer. I now want to show you how to configure Drush to quickly sync your databases and files. I'll also point out a few other time savers along the way that I use in my daily work as a Drupal developer. If you are working on many sites, some of these tricks can shave significant time off your week.
Drush is an amazing tool for Drupal developers but their installation instructions are a bit difficult to follow. After doing it a few times, I figure I can't be alone in trying to figure this out so here are the instructions I've been following. Tested on Debian and Ubuntu systems.
I was a little hesitant to splurge on a new laptop that wasn't in the Ubuntu Certified Hardware list (as of May 2016) but there are usually only a couple of things that can go wrong (video and the wifi) so I researched those and felt confident enough to go for it. Other than a couple of minor hurdles, it's gone smoothly so far. I haven't seen any tutorials on these laptops so I thought I'd share.
Some people, including myself have pointed out that Shotwell Photo Manager is not able to import images and video files from some Android phones. The error reported is:
Unable to fetch previews from the camera: Could not claim the USB device (-53)
Here is my workaround:
This is my .vimrc. Have at it!