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Your Rails sandbox console

Just found out about a great feature in Rails that seems to be around since Rails 2. Start a console with the --sandbox (or -s) parameter:

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rails console --sandbox

All changes you make to the database will be rolled back on exit.

Note however, that changes beyond the database (deleting files, sending emails, etc) cannot be rolled back!

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Dominik Schöler
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5 months ago
by Judith Roth
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