Ensure Beaver Log Shipping is Running

I have a love hate relationship with the beaver log shipper and ensuring that it is in fact running on all of my machines (and not in a defunct or partially running state)

I have finally whipped up a script to take care of this issue and thought i’d share it for anyone that cares.

. . . → Read More: Ensure Beaver Log Shipping is Running

shred files on Centos

Here’s a handy alias for shredding files on CentOS

alias shred=’shred -v -n 1 -z -u’

chkconfig with color on centos

alias chkconfig=”chkconfig | perl -pe ‘use Term::ANSIColor; s/\bon\b/color(\”green\”).on.color(\”reset\”)/ige;’”

or to permit passing an agrument:

function chkconfig(){ /sbin/chkconfig $* | perl -pe ‘use Term::ANSIColor; s/\bon\b/color(“green”).on.color(“reset”)/ige;’ }

nano syntax highlighting

nano syntax highlighting

This article describes how to get syntax highlighting in the command line emacs editor “nano“

Ubuntu zcat /usr/share/doc/nano/examples/nanorc.sample.gz > ~/.nanorc sed -i ‘s|# include|include|g’ ~/.nanorc Centos/Redhat cp /usr/share/doc/nano-2.0.9/nanorc.sample ~/.nanorc sed -i ‘s|# include|include|g’ ~/.nanorc

my bash prompt

Installation

Modify ~/.bashrc and append this line

PS1=”\n\[\e[32;1m\][\[\e[37;1m\]\u@\h:\[\e[37;1m\]\w\[\e[32;1m\]]\\$ \[\e[0m\]” My Bash Prompt

Setup Email on Centos

To setup email on Centos 6 run these commands yum -y install sendmail mailutils chkconfig –levels 235 sendmail on service sendmail restart To send a test email echo “test message” | mail -s “test subject” [email protected] Hosts File

Modify your hosts file and add $HOSTNAME.local to prevent issues (in example below we are using hostname . . . → Read More: Setup Email on Centos

Add Current PATH to crontab

Add Current PATH to crontab

Are you sick of your cron job failing because you are not explicitly listing the full path of everything in your shell script? Here’s how to fix it!

Problem

Your script works when you run it from the console but fails in cron.

Cause

Your crontab doesn’t have the right . . . → Read More: Add Current PATH to crontab

self deleting bash script

How to create a bash script that deletes itself

This script will delete itself via the shred command (secure deletion) when it exits

#!/bin/bash # # Author: Steve Stonebraker # Date: August 20, 2013 # Name: shred_self.sh # Purpose: securely self-deleting shell script # http://brakertech.com/self-deleting-bash-script currentscript=$0 # function that is called when the script exits . . . → Read More: self deleting bash script

remove magnify.exe

Problem You hate magnify.exe yet you are unable to delete magnify.exe Solution Take ownership of magnify.exe Move it to a new filename Celebrate i_hate_magnify.bat takeown /f “%windir%\system32\Magnify.exe” && icacls “%windir%\system32\Magnify.exe” /grant administrators:F echo “Took ownership of Magnify.exe!” move “%windir%\system32\Magnify.exe” “%windir%\system32\Magnify.exe.ihateyou” pause

Install byobu Ubuntu Precise

To fix the infinite scrolling issue with byobu and Ubuntu precise install it the following way:

apt-get install byobu echo “at the next prompt select ‘screen’ as the backend” byobu-select-backend