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.