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    Alfred workflow for Octopress

    I have been using Alfred v2 for a couple of weeks now and I am very pleased about the workflow feature from the Power pack.

    I try to develop some workflows myself and now I have developed an easy workflow for Octopress , the static site generator.

    Octopress is coming with some rake commands to maintain the site.

    I have implemented some of these rake commands in an Alfred workflow.

    - keyword generate -> rake generate
    - keyword deploy -> rake gen_deploy
    

    This was a bigger challenge than I expected because of the way I installed the required Ruby version. (rvm)

    In my bash script I had to add some extras because Alfred runs the bash script in a subshell and in this subshell the rvm environment is not available by default.

    cd $HOME/Sites/dailyscrum
    [[ -s "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm" ]] && source "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm"
    
    # without the below settings you get an error
    # plugins/backtick_code_block.rb:13:in `gsub': invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII (ArgumentError)
    
    export LANG=en_US.utf-8
    
    bundle install
    rake generate 2>&1 | tee $HOME/Sites/dailyscrum/error.log
    

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