Archive for the ‘linux’ Category

It’s not csv, but what’s that file format that Raymond goes on about in The Art of UNIX Programming?

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

I never remember this.

It’s not CSV, but what’s that file format that Raymond goes on about in …

How to use sed (the Linux text stream editor) recursively on all files in a directory

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Often, when working in the command line, you don’t have access to a nice tool (with a …

Get silent errors when using Drupal’s Backup and Migrate module to restore files?

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

I had one of those gotcha moments when trying to use Drupal’s Backup and Migrate module to …

How to change a Drupal 7 site’s name using Drush

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Given the appropriate permissions, we could change a Drupal 7 site’s name via the admin user …

Why always run “rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*” after an apt-get install is run in a Dockerfile?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

I was taking the time to peruse the Dockerfile that builds a PHP Docker Image with …

User Story: As a responsible data manager I can create an SSH private key that is secure, to the best of my knowledge, in a post-Snowden world

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

I wanted to generate an SSH key today.

Since the Snowden revelations June 2013, every time …

Proof of Concept: Running Web Applications in Docker Containers on Virtual Machines on my PC

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

These days there seem to be so many amazing ‘life changing’ DevOps things that are demanding my …

Setting JAVA_HOME path on Ubuntu

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

I was installing the Java Runtime Environment on a headless server (or virtual dev machine with no …

Why I didn’t map Alt Gr to Alt in Ubuntu for running emacs in the terminal window

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Now that I have mastered touch typing, I am on the road to mastering emacs (I …

Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on VMware Player 6 - VMware Tools Causes Suspend error.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTSĀ  (Precise Pangolin) onto VMware Player 6.0.0 build-1295980 on Windows XP Service Pack2.

The …