I finally got a Virtualbox set up (so easy using Qickstart!! Thanks Scott!). Now, I'm working on getting Drush up and running. Quickstart has it all configured for my local site, but I'm trying to get it going on my hosted site. I downloaded and unzipped the drush tar ball in my home/username folder. I'm now trying to create an alias to get it going and seem to be stuck. I tried using these instructions: http://knol.google.com/k/how-to-install-drupal-with-drush#
So I typed this in the command line while in my home/username folder: echo "alias drush='php ~/drush/drush.php'" >> ~/.bash_profile
That seemed to do nothing. I also used this older tutorial: http://civicactions.com/blog/2009/jun/10/drush_20_released_screencast_1_...
With that one, I typed in nano ~/.bash_profile
I then typed in alias drush='home/bitterr2/drush/drush' but, I couldn't even figure out how to get it to process my command (this seemed to put me in a different program with different commands).
I also just followed the Readme file (http://drupalcode.org/project/drush.git/blob/HEAD:/README.txt), but that also seemed to not go anywhere (actually started with the Readme and then worked my way through the other two).
So, is there anyone that can give me a simple explanation of how to get drush going on my hosted site? (Scott, you may have gone over this at the last meet-up, but that was two days after my surgery and boy was I out of it! But, my arm is straight!)
Thanks for all your help!