Posts Categorized: Linux

Converting from Mac to Unix line endings

This is more a post for me than anyone else, but I thought I’d share anyway. In our team we have a mixture of Linux and Mac users, and we are constantly editing the same files. One of the most irritating things is when a file is saved with Mac line endings instead of Unix… Read more »

VMWare Server: Connecting to Guest via SSH

I have recently been playing around with an old laptop and it’s give me the taste for delving deeper into the world of Linux. For this I normally use VirtualBox, but a friend of mine (who is an avid Mac fan) was recently raving about VMWare’s Fusion. I decided to see if they had anything… Read more »

Simple tools produce powerful results

Sometimes I really love the Linux world. Sometimes it all fits so neatly together and lets you just get stuff done. Sure it might take a bit of digging around, but when it all comes together it really is beautiful! I’m waxing lyrical today because I have just managed to fit all the pieces together… Read more »

Ubuntu Jaunty command line email: Sup, OfflineIMAP and MSMTP

Recently I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated with both Thunderbird. Don’t get me wrong, it is an excellent email solution, but lately I’ve been finding that it is slowing down due to the amount of emails I have. I do have a webmail package attached to it, which I use of Thunderbird has slowed to a… Read more »

Setting up XDebug for PHP in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

I love Ubuntu and today reminded me exactly why. It’s just so easy to do stuff in it! I run a LAMP development server off my laptop, and today some of the PHP I was writing was throwing up some errors. Unfortunately I hadn’t installed XDebug which makes life so much easier when debugging PHP…. Read more »

Want to SVN, but can’t? Rsync to the Rescue!

Today I had a little problem deploying a new update to a site for one of my clients. Normally the way I deploy is by writing a build script that updates the code from an SVN repository. This is easy peasy and means that once setup, the site doesn’t have to be touched apart from… Read more »

Xubuntu: Nautilus overtakes XFCE on startup

Just had a nightmare hour trying to get my lovely clean Xubuntu desktop back to normal. For some strange reason it was loading in the Gnome desktop over the top. All very odd, loaded up as XFCE for a second or two, but then flashed into Gnome – very irritating. Finally managed to track down… Read more »