I often need to open a specific file in a deeply nested folders project. ZSH globbing does help but I wanted to have something faster.

Most of the time I already know the exact name of the file I want to open with my favorite editor $EDITOR . The only thing I need to do is to find the first matching file in my current tree that matches the filename I want to edit.

Here’s a quick look of how my solution works.

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Below the snippet to make it work. Simply paste it into your .bashrc/.zshrc file.

Enjoy! 🎉

UPDATE: I've also made an autocomplete function that works with zsh.

Here is how it looks like:

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Simple example for matching two files or a single file with autocomplete on

Simply paste the following code in .oh-my-zsh/custom/vs.zsh

In this story I will walk you through a PostgreSQL master/slave cluster using repmgr. It also uses repmgrd for an automatic failover mechanism.

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Vagrant for local testing

In order to test all the commands with two local machines I am using Vagrant. However, you can also use your own public / private cloud servers.

Create a Vagrantfile and run vagrant up

Create two servers

Configure DNS / Hosts

First you should configure either a private DNS server for example Route53 if you are on AWS or you can just modify your hosts file.

For this demo, the IP addresses used are

  • for server1 (master node)
  • for server2 (standby…

I mainly use Github for all my projects. When working with a team, I have a specific git flow which is composed of two protected branches:

  • master main branch (production)
  • dev always ready to be pushed to master, thus to production

I can as well setup continuous integration with services like Travis or CircleCI to ensure that my code is always working in a neutral environment.

Now that I have my two protected branches, if I want to work on a specific a branch I have to create a new branch from dev, implement all the needed features and then make a pull request. …


Victor Boissiere

DevOps engineer & SRE

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