Month: March 2018

  • unsuccessful installation of DSM 6.1.6-15266 on my Synololgy DiskStation DS713+ I do not succeed installing DSM 6.1.6-15266 on my DS713+: Unknown error occurs (21). This has happened repeatedly since Thursday/Friday midnight. Update: rebooted, re-downloaded the update, update succeeded.

  • how to open excel files in separate windows

  • using “sudoedit” on Linux This protects /etc/crontab against concurrent editing and corruption: $ sudoedit /etc/crontab

  • Linux package managers: permissions, user/group ownerships of files in a package /var/lib/dpkg/… /var/lib/rpm/… RPM based environments support verifying and resetting permissions and user/group ownerships of files in a package: – But what about Debian based ones? On Debian there is a file for every (installed) package: /var/lib/dpkg/info/package.list That file only includes filenames and directory names (and no details at all). Directories […]

  • Git SCM: merge local master branch with remote master branch The “git pull remote master” did not work for me, I used “git pull origin master” instead (was this right?).

  • jira-markup-mode: Emacs major mode for JIRA-markup-formatted text files Editing Jira markup in a simple browser text pane is a PITA. So I shall give this a try!

  • ITIL For Dummies

  • Bash: [[…]]: the pattern, quoting, … — look for the very helpful xxx.txt example! I was tempted to put the entire pattern in (double) quotes. But that’s not Bash style. You can “certainly” put literal parts in quotes, but regexp parts do not belong in quotes — quotes are good for protecting, amongst other aspects: protecting against interpretation as regular expression. That’s […]