Tuesday, September 29, 2009

cURL Login, Save and Use Cookies

curl -b cookiejar -c cookiejar -u 'username:password' 'http://login/form'
curl -b cookiejar -c cookiejar 'http://another/url/requiring/session/cookie'

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Set Environment Variables in Gnome on Ubuntu Linux

On Ubuntu 9.04 (and probably other versions),
  1. `/bin/sh /etc/gdm/Xsession default` reads ~/.profile
  2. /bin/sh is Dash, not Bash.  Dash accepts a subset of the syntax that Bash accepts.
  3. Environment variables set in ~/.profile or in files sourced by ~/.profile are propagated to Gnome and programs launched from Gnome.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Set a breakpoint in a Bazaar plugin source file

(pdb) b /the/full/path/from/which/bzr/loads/the/plugin/source/file.py:line

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Schedule something to run once

at now +1 minute
warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh
at> echo 'do something'

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

General-purpose progress for moving data at the command line


Can replace cp or cat.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Incremental git fast-export / fast-import

Initial export:
git fast-export --all --export-marks=exportmarks.txt >data.fi
Initial import:
git fast-import --export-marks=importmarks.txt 
Incremental export:
git fast-export --all --import-marks=exportmarks.txt --export-marks=exportmarks.txt >data.fi
Incremental import:
git fast-import --import-marks=importmarks.txt --export-marks=importmarks.txt 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Configure P4V to use Beyond Compare

Edit > Preferences > Diff

External Diff Tool, e.g., Beyond Compare, in IntelliJ IDEA

File > Settings > IDE Settings: General > Diff Options

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Command Line Remote Desktop

rdesktop -d DOMAIN -u USER -g WxH HOST

tsclient's clipboard was not working.  rdesktop's works.