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Last active Apr 29, 2022
Bulk search & replace with ag (the_silver_searcher)
# ag <>
# usage: [search] [replace]
# caveats: will choke if either arguments contain a forward slash
# notes: will back up changed files to *.bak files
ag -0 -l $1 | xargs -0 perl -pi.bak -e "s/$1/$2/g"
# or if you prefer sed's regex syntax:
ag -0 -l $1 | xargs -0 sed -ri.bak -e "s/$1/$2/g"
nikic / guestbook.markdown
Created Jul 29, 2012
Quick doesn't have to mean dirty: Also applies to PHP!
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Quick doesn't have to mean dirty: Also applies to PHP!

This is just a quick response to I won't bother to write a proper blog post for this, so a Gist will have to do ;)

When I read that article, one thing really striked me: If you want to quickly create a web app in PHP, you do exactly the same. I mean, exactly.

I never used the Silex microframework before, so I took this as a chance to see how it works. I'll just do the same as eevee did, only with a bit less commentary (this is a Gist after all!)

I hope that this will show you that PHP and Python are really similar to work with. Also this should show that just because you're using PHP, doesn't mean that you write dirty code. The similarity in the process and code is really incredible :)

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function slugify(text)
return text.toString().toLowerCase()
.replace(/\s+/g, '-') // Replace spaces with -
.replace(/[^\w\-]+/g, '') // Remove all non-word chars
.replace(/\-\-+/g, '-') // Replace multiple - with single -
.replace(/^-+/, '') // Trim - from start of text
.replace(/-+$/, ''); // Trim - from end of text
sampsyo /
Created Jul 3, 2010
subcommand support for Python's optparse
"""A simple addition to Python's optparse module supporting subcommands
like those found in the svn or hg CLIs.
To use it, instantiate the Subcommand class for every subcommand you
want to support. Each subcommand has a name, aliases, a help message,
and a separate OptionParser instance. Then pass a list of Subcommands
to the constructor of SubcommandsOptionParser to make a subcommand-
aware parser. Calling parse_args on that parser gives you the
subcommand invoked, the subcommand's arguments and options, and the
global options all in one fell swoop. See the smoke test at the bottom