The first time you open your terminal and write rails new it can be overwhelming the sheer number of files and folders that are created. You may even work on numerous Rails projects without ever opening many of these folders, but what exactly are they? What are they doing behind the scenes? Well, the truth is that you don’t need many of them and Rails has several flags built into the new command (to learn more just type out rails new —help) which will allow you to create a new project without some of the builtin defaults of Rails…

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