Since the day I shifted to Macbook, I fell in love with Terminal. Terminal is minimal, hackable, fast and to the point. There are so many benefits of being a terminal junkie that I’d have to write another post some day. Today I intend to write about how I zip WordPress themes through terminal whilst ignoring hidden .DS_Store files added by Mac OS in each folder. The command zip -r theme.zip themefolder -x “*.DS_Store” -r for recursively including all directories underneath the targets we want to zip. theme.zip is the name of the zip archive we are creating themefolder is the target directory we want to zip up -x "*.DS_Store" excludes all files whose path ends in the string “.DS_Store” Yes, no goofy third party applications needed at all. Just rely on all of the unix tool goodness built right in to MacOS/OSX.
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