Category Archives: Unix-like

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Automate Your OS X App Installations

"To install, drag this icon..." no more!

I refined my original cask script for installing the software needed on multiple Mac workstations. The new version now allows you to configure parameters of the installation such as install path and which category of applications you wish to install.

The point of this tool is to help me configure (or reconfigure) workstations as needed by removing the manual work of finding the applications I always use online, unpacking, and copying to applications folder. That process becomes a tedious task when working with dozens of pieces of software.

Fork it for your own use on Github!

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Sep 20, 2015 3 min read

My cask script!

Say goodbye to manual installations

Finally we get our own apt-get like tool for Mac! Check out cask if you haven’t already! Below is my personal script for my setup. Maybe I’ll move this to chef recipe for my mac one day? ;)

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Oct 26, 2014 1 min read

FTP Sync Script

Digging around my hard drive and found an old FTP sync script I wrote. Sharing it on GitHub now. Enjoy :)

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Sep 27, 2014 1 min read

Monitor your filesystem events on Linux with inotify

Inotify provides a nifty C API to monitor files and directories. The API hooks into your kernel and responding to events on your filesystem is much more efficient than doing something like writing a cron job to check for changes in a directory every minute. Fortunately, if you’re not a C developer, there is a package called inotify-tools that comes with two programs, inotifywait and inotifywatch. The difference is inotifywait waits for changes and inotifywatch gathers filesystem access statistics.

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Jul 14, 2014 2 min read

Fixing OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability on Ubuntu

The Heartbleed bug is a rather nice security vulnerability that allows remote users to read memory without leaving a trace. Here are the steps to up update Ubuntu to patch the issue.

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Apr 14, 2014 1 min read

How to upgrade to PHP 5.4 on Ubuntu 12.10

PHP 5.4 is not in the standard Ubuntu 12.10 repositories. We will use a backported version of PHP 5.4 by configuring a 3rd party PPA. Open a terminal and run the following commands:

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Mar 31, 2014 1 min read