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:
- ls ~/railsmnt will give you a list of tables.
- ls ~/railsmnt/table will list IDs from the table.
- cat ~/railsmnt/table/id will display a record in YAML.
- 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.