One of the most important parts of setting up a new computer (for a geek like me) is getting the Terminal set up right. I spend a lot of time there. I wrote about this in 2006, and I think it's time to update my Terminal setup notes for ...
One of my clients (a Mac-based computer consulting company here in Los Angeles) had a BASH script they wanted me to look at -- a couple of things weren't working the way the client thought they should be working.
The client's issues are resolved, but I noticed something in ...
This is the sort of thing that's second nature to a command-line geek, but I thought it was cool enough (in its little way) to share.
The problem: I have a process that runs on a remote server for quite a while. I wish to be alerted when it ...
It generally works pretty well, but I found the following problem, and Google was no help:
Building the VMware VmPerl Scripting API. Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override. Unable to compile the VMware VmPerl Scripting API. ******** The VMware VmPerl Scripting API was not installed. Errors ...
for afile in /home/auser/adirectory/*; do echo $afile; done
Useful for all kinds of things. And I can never remember how the syntax changes between doing a for statement in a bash script and doing it as a one-liner on the command line.
I follow the Ubuntu Geek blog, and have found some very useful tips there. However, there's a problem with their latest tip, "Howto Check you (sic) external IP Address from the command line."
Some background: There's a very useful website located at whatismyip.com, which reports the IP ...
I'm putting together a postinst (post installation) script for a Debian package I created for work. And there's a little C program in there that needs to run as root, but be called by a regular user.
Well, there's a standard way of doing that in Linux ...
Say you've got a Subversion source code tree checked out, and for whatever reason you want to remove all Subversion directories inside that tree. (The thing that makes a Subversion tree a Subversion tree is the presence of a ".svn" folder in every folder of the tree. If you ...
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