Visual debug tool for Regular Expressions

When working with regular expressions, it can be difficult to understand why a particualar pattern is not working as you would expect.

The visual debug tool at debuggex.com makes it much easier to step through and actually visualize how a pattern is working or, as is often the case, not working.

Here is an overview of how it works.

 

WordPress Localization Plugin for Sublime Text

I wrote this plugin for Sublime Text to help on a project where I am localizing a lot of text.

I found I was copy and pasting the same i18n methods over and over so I decided that there must be a relatively easy way to automate this using a plugin.

Now I select some text, press my key shortcut and the text gets replaced with the appropriate i18n method.
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Find large files on a Mac using Terminal

Every few days, I had an issue where my startup disk was full and emptying the trash just wasn’t doing enough.

I found the following command online that searches a file system for files over 500MB and prints the file path. It identified files I had totally forgotten about as well as some huge files generated by apps I no longer used.

sudo find / -size +500000 -print

I then used the rm command to delete files. When deleting entire directories I used the recursive flag (be careful!)
rm -rf <directory path>

Kudos to davidcraddock.net