Category Archives: Linux

Some notes about Linux in my life

One command ftp with error reporting

In the previous post I’ve wrote a one line ftp control using expect. It looked pretty good and it worked. Then I stumbled upon curl … and I had to rewrite the script. With curl the entire script could be … Continue reading

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Expect ftp with error reporting

I had a problem that required automating access to the ftp file transfer. This could be resolved with a simple expect script. There are many expect scripts on the net. However, they are all seem to be overly optimistic with … Continue reading

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Reverse Search in Shell

I stumbled into this by accident. Somehow I pressed Ctrl+r and gotten this prompt in my Bash shell: (reverse-i-search)`’: That pushed me to research on what this Ctrl+r really does. Perhaps it was mentioned in some manual, but I just … Continue reading

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Dual Boot with Ubuntu Installer

Using Linux has been getting easier and easier thanks to the hard working people at the different distributions. Of course, it isn’t like the old days when everything had to be done manually – partitioning, installing, getting (and compiling) all … Continue reading

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Linux is coming back

So I was using my work laptop for a while and my now wife was using my very old VAIO laptop. She is not a complaining type, but the use of that old box is really a pain, especially with … Continue reading

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