Two months prior to writing a script to upgrade MediaWiki installations using Subversion vendor branches, I wrote something similar for WordPress. It's a little bit more limited and should really incorporate some of the improvements made for the MediaWiki version, but it worked fine so far:
By Rowan Rodrik, 8 years ago, on September 20, 2009, at 13:09 |
Vendor branches are the proper™ way of merging upstream changes in your web application installations. In Subversion, managing vendor branches isn't so easy as it is in Git. Still, vendor branches make it much easier to track upstream.
By Rowan Rodrik, 8 years ago, on July 20, 2009, at 14:07 |
On my new laptop (a Lenovo T61) I was still using the default Gentoo prompt in Bash. This was kind of a shame since my last Gentoo installation (on what is now my sister's Ubuntu machine) had a beautifully customized prompt. It was time to dig up the old escape codes.
By Rowan Rodrik, 8 years ago, on December 05, 2008, at 00:12 |
Logged into a Unix machine? Does "ulimit -a" say that the max number of user processes is unlimited? Then type the following to crash the machine (provided it uses bash, or another shell with compatible syntax):
By halfgaar, 9 years ago, on July 10, 2008, at 15:07 |
Luca City, who already shared a nice readline keyboard shortcut with me, wrote me again on May 14 to share another unrelated, but very interesting trick:
By Rowan Rodrik, 10 years ago, on June 11, 2007, at 20:06 |
Luca Citi, a nice Italian Ubuntu user, just gave me an excellent tip in response to my list of Readline keyboard shortcuts. Modern Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Gentoo can easily be configured for Bash to use smart completion. With smart completion enabled, instead of just looking among all the available files and directories without discrimination, TAB will be able to more accurately adjust its list of available completions depending on the program for which arguments are being sought.
By Rowan Rodrik, 10 years ago, on May 09, 2007, at 13:05 |