It’s great to see how the simplest things we take for granted are engineered and improved. Case in point: Facebook’s std::string replacement.
@something ||= SomeModel.create_with(some: "stuff").find_or_create_by(foo: "bar")
This will either find a record SomeModel.where(foo: "bar") or create it with SomeModel.create(foo: "bar", some: "stuff") . Very useful.
found = ModelA.find_by(id: id) || ModelB.find(id)
I stumbled over this during a code review. It was supposed to look for a record in two distinct tables. find_by will return nil if nothing was found while find will raise . Hence either you get something (from any model) or you raise.
This is a great idea. 😂
This is so moronic I almost fell off my chair laughing: it seems like the TSA spent $47,000 on a “random lane picker.” Please, you be the judge whether it was worth it:
It needs to be operated manually … with hygienic gloves! 😂
I didn’t see that coming … I still remember a time where this was UNTHINKABLE!!! 😂
Based on my previous scripts and inspired by two blog posts that I stumbled upon I tackled the “backup all my apps, settings and data” problem for my Android devices again. The “new” solutions both use rsync instead of adb pull for file transfers. They both use ADB to start a rsync daemon on the device, forward its ports to localhost and run rsync against it from your host.
Simon’s solution assumes your phone has rsync already (e.g. because you run CyanogenMod) and can become root via adb root . It clones all files from the phone (minus /dev , /sys , /proc etc.). He also configures udev to start the backup automatically when the phone is plugged in.
pts solves the setup without necessarily becoming root. He also has a way of providing a rsync binary to phones that don’t have any (e.g. when running OxygenOS). He also has a few tricks on how to debug the rsync daemon setup on the phone.
I’ve tried to combine both methods. My approach doesn’t require adb or rsync to be run as root. It’ll use the the system’s rsync when available or temporarily upload and use a backup one extracted from Cyanogen OS (for my OnePlus One). Android won’t allow you to chmod +x a file uploaded to /sdcard , but in /data/local/tmp it works. 😀
The scripts will currently only backup and restore all of your /sdcard directory. Assuming you’re also using something like Titanium Backup you’ll be able to backup and restore all your apps, settings and data. To reduce the amount of data to copy it uses rsync filters to exclude caches and other files that you definitely don’t want synced ( .DS_Store files anyone?).
At the moment there’s one caveat: I had to disable restoring modification times (i.e. use --no-times ) because of an obnoxious error (they will be backuped fine, only restoring is the problem): 😒
mkstemp “…” (in root) failed: Operation not permitted (1)
Additionally if you’re on the paranoid side you can also build your own rsync for Android to use as the backup binary.
The code and a ton of documentation can be found on GitHub. Comments and suggestions are welcome. 😀
To build rsync for Android you’ll need to have the Android NDK installed already.
git clone https://github.com/LineageOS/android_external_rsync.git
# checkout the most recent branch
git checkout cm-14.1
… and start the build with
ndk-build -d rsync
You’ll find your self-build rsync in obj/local/*/rsync . 😀
If you get something like the following warnings and errors …
./flist.c:454:16: warning: implicit declaration of function 'major' is invalid in C99
if ((uint32)major(rdev) == rdev_major)
./flist.c:458:41: warning: implicit declaration of function 'minor' is invalid in C99
if (protocol_version < 30 && (uint32)minor(rdev) <= 0xFFu)
./flist.c:467:11: warning: implicit declaration of function 'makedev' is invalid in C99
rdev = MAKEDEV(major(rdev), 0);
./rsync.h:446:36: note: expanded from macro 'MAKEDEV'
#define MAKEDEV(devmajor,devminor) makedev(devmajor,devminor)
3 warnings generated.
./flist.c:473: error: undefined reference to 'makedev'
./flist.c:454: error: undefined reference to 'major'
./flist.c:457: error: undefined reference to 'major'
./flist.c:458: error: undefined reference to 'minor'
./flist.c:467: error: undefined reference to 'major'
./flist.c:467: error: undefined reference to 'makedev'
./flist.c:617: error: undefined reference to 'major'
./flist.c:619: error: undefined reference to 'minor'
./flist.c:621: error: undefined reference to 'minor'
./flist.c:788: error: undefined reference to 'makedev'
./flist.c:869: error: undefined reference to 'makedev'
./flist.c:1027: error: undefined reference to 'minor'
clang++: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
make: *** [obj/local/armeabi-v7a/rsync] Error 1
… you probably need to update config.h and change /* #undef MAJOR_IN_SYSMACROS */ to #define MAJOR_IN_SYSMACROS 1 .