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Bash

I have used the Bourne-Again shell since I started using UNIX and Linux. I tried to switch to ZSH for a while, but it's hard to switch your primary tool when you have spent years configuring it.

I recently was at a tech event where there was some discussion about newlines in templates. I pointed out that relying on implicit newlines in template files can lead to problems. The short discussion ended with a statement that files always end in a newline, and people moved on. So, … more

This is an update for my post about automated django deployments Edit 09-2020: I've expanded the script to fetch remote data and load it into the local Django dev instance. Make sure you never run this script anywhere except than a development environment. more

Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof Connecting to the WIFI on the ICE train in Germany didn't work for me. I was using Debian GNU/Linux, and Docker was running. It turns out the train's wireless network uses the same subnet as Docker by default. The solution is pretty simple, kill containers, stop docker, purge networks. Yeah, … more

After installing the 0.16 release of bitcoin on my server that runs my testnet faucet, I was greeted with this error when starting it: bitcoind: "error while loading shared libraries: libgcc_s.so.1": cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory. The problem is quite easy to fix, see below. more

I have used this script to export all private keys in a wallet. The blockchain does not have to be synced, but the wallet obviously has to be unlocked (with walletpassphrase). No warranty. more

The pepperflashplugin-nonfree package in wheezy-backports is broken, as it downloads the flash plugin from the latest chrome release and installs it. The latest release links against libc6 2.14 which is not available in wheezy. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=761184 https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports/2014/09/msg00051.html more

This was quite easy, but I had to find the necessary bits of information first. I wanted to set the Gnome 3 background to a gradient, from the command line. Below I also list the commands that let you explore available keys and values. more

So... I had to check my backups just to figure out how to mount my shares. How annoying is that? On Debian-based systems you need to install cifs-utils. more

I thought that I had to dump specific columns from a table. In the end I needed to parse the resulting XML with a script anyway to convert it to CSV, but here is a reminder for myself (and maybe you): more

There were packages of salt 0.10.1 in backports but they were removed, and the only saltstack packages in Debian are now in unstable. However, building your own backport is quite easy. This assumes you have an up to date Debian squeeze install without any backported saltstack or other packages. Use … more

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