Tag Archives: shell

Using Italics with Vim in your Terminal

I wanted all code, system configuration file comments or in-line replies in neomutt email italicised to stand out easier.  Many terminal emulators (xterm, xfce4-terminal, iterm2) don’t support [3m and [23m designators for italics but you can use a custom terminfo … Continue reading

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Shell One-liners and Quick and Dirty Loops

Sometimes you just need to get stuff done quickly and there’s nary a replacement better than a quick shell one-liner.  Recently I’ve needed to feed some large, multi-variable commands into an external program for processing.  Here’s some simple shell one-liners … Continue reading

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Trick out your Terminal

Here are some useful ways to enhance your operating system shell environment.  The first will give you a permanent bash history that’s up to date and doesn’t require a logout to update command history, nor does it get reset.  The … Continue reading

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Creating lots of iSCSI LUNs Quickly on Netapp

I’ve been using Netapp technology since Ontap 6 before flexible volumes were around, and it’s my favorite commercial storage platform.  They provide a robust CLI and you can automate repetitive tasks by using SSH and a bit of creativity.  Recently … Continue reading

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Create OpenStack Users the Easy Way

When you’ve created more than one OpenStack user via the CLI or Horizon dashboard it gets old really quick.  It’s a good idea to automate it or use a tool to do the job for you.

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