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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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Logging from HP NonStop to Elasticsearch cluster

This article demonstrates the fundamental milestones to get a decent log reporting on the HP NonStop to an Elasticsearch cluster. The HP NonStop itself offers with OSS an minimal Linux OS on top of the Guardian layer. Following articles involves the configuration on the HP NonStop (sending party) to the Linux Server, that runs Logstash and Elasticsearch (receiving party). We will also call the HP NonStop Tandem, for clarification.

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No protocol specified in Evince

The evince pdf viewer under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS didn’t work anymore, after I have moved my home directory from /home to /data/home

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