Category: Linux

rm: delete files before (or after) a specific date

Sometimes I have to delete files before or after a specific date. Here is a one liner to do this:

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rsync: synchronize two websites and set local user

Today a simple one liner for synchronizing a remote website to another server. In my case I just wanted to get the file data from a production website to a local website using the according user and group of the

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KeePass: ‘Error getting response stream’ on Linux

Trying to open or sync a KeePass database via SSL (doesn’t matter if it is http, ftp or even webdav) on Linux shows me an error: Here is the reason why and how to fix this:¬†

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Spamassassin: BAYES_00=-1.90 although sa-learn runs daily

I recently noticed that my spamassassin bayes filter doesn’t seem to work. And this is even though I run a script, that uses sa-learn to learn ham and spam tokens daily. Looking at the header of SPAM mail, I often

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Plesk 11.5: Use multiple PHP versions

Since some of the websites I host on my vServer need a PHP version > 5.3 I had to setup an environment that allows to choose PHP version seperately for every vHost. The following steps did the trick for me on

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Linux: Set language to default for console or scripts

Sometimes you may want to change the output language of commands. E.g. if you have to google for error messages or need the output for further use in scripts.

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Linux: Get capacity of a drive with lsblk (NO root permission needed)

Sometimes one needs to know the exact capacity of a drive (e.g. for bash scripts). Here is a one liner for this with lsblk which has the advantage that it doesn’t need root permission:

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Linux: Get capacity of a drive with fdisk (root permission needed)

Sometimes one needs to know the exact capacity of a drive (e.g. for bash scripts). Here is a one liner for this with fdisk:

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Import SQL data to MySQL database via console

Today I had to import a large amount of SQL data into an existing database. In detail I needed to import the latest ip2nation data into my wordpress database. Because the file has a lot of records managing the import

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Linux: Show distribution and version of OS

Sometimes you just want to know the name and version of the linux distribution you are currently working on (very useful when working on many different systems or if you are logged in a customers system). Well, to find out

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