Imagine, mount a database as a file system (e.g. D:\ ). Inspect your data and edit it in yml (yml is a less verbose xml)


Now, run mkdir ~/railsmnt. Then, script/filesys ~/railsmnt. The rules are as follows:

  1. ls ~/railsmnt will give you a list of tables.

  2. ls ~/railsmnt/table will list IDs from the table.

  3. cat ~/railsmnt/table/id will display a record in YAML.

  4. vim ~/railsmnt/table/id to edit the record in YAML!

- why the lucky stiff (that's his real name, btw)

Note: I know it doesn't work on windows, yet, the example D:\ is chosen because it'll relate to more people.