A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step


I needed to backup my data, rsync is the right tool for that. But since it has so many options, I look out for a graphical user interface, that could set up my settings. I found it at grsync.

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My new Micro Barebone Intel NUC 6I5SYH

I am more than satisfied with my Macbook Pro, but I am still quite fond of working with Linux. I saw a cheap opportunity, and assembled a nice micro barebone. Runs perfectly. The Intel NUC need only RAM and disk storage. I chose the NUC6I5SYH, thus it offers me to use a fast NAND storage for the OS (M.2 22x80) and a 1 TB Fusion drive for storage.

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Configure cntlm as git proxy

Every three months, security compliance requires to change the password. This also applies for the proxy authentication. If you have a bunch of tools, like Eclipse, IntelliJ or any other applications that needs proxy auth for updates and access, it can be a hassle to change the settings in all applications. For Windows, cntlm is a relief. It stands between your applications and the corporate proxy, adding NTLM authentication on-the-fly. So basically you change the auth data only for cntlm, and all other applications using it to bypass the proxy.

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Remove MaxPermSize warning from JBoss EAP

If you have JBoss EAP or Wildfly and you are using Java 8, you will receive in the logs, this warning:

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Conditional check of installed rpm

I had to do some scripting. You can query the rpm database with a wildcard pattern. The output is stored in a variable FOUND.

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Check release on rhel

This is a small snippet to check the release version of Red Hat Linux.

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Get system hostname with Python


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Compile all python programmes in current directory

I have to write some lightweight python programmes for rhel. I was wandering how to compile all python source files (*.py) in a my source directory.

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Bodhi Linux - a damn good lightweight distribution

My old Dell Latitude Notebook, 150 GB, 2 GB RAM, Intel Celeron, mainly used for writing stuff, needed a face lift. So I searched for a minimal Linux distribution based on apt. I found Bodhi, the Enlightened Linux Distribution. Bodhi is built on top of the latest Ubuntu LTS release featuring the Moksha Desktop.

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