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Over several years of using Linux distros (Debian happens to be my fave) and BSDs for my primary computing, I've picked up the odd piece of useful info.

Network Scripting, Debian style.

Posted 09-29-2009 at 07:27 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 01-02-2010 at 02:17 AM by ofaring

Everybody has a different idea of how to get connected. More and more people only look for automagic network connections or fancy GUIs to accomplish their bidding, but that's not me. So, in the interests of old hardware and always knowing exactly where I'm getting a connection, here's my methodology.

This involves modifying /etc/network/interfaces and the use of some simple bash scripting. Pertinent info on the networking process can be found in the Debian Reference Manual, chapter...
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ZSH Shell Power

Posted 04-08-2009 at 10:56 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 04-08-2009 at 11:03 PM by ofaring
Tags 2009, e.g.

First of all, credit where credit is due. I shamelessly mixed and matched from my Debian files, the ZSH wiki, and various other bits.

ZSH is a shell with incredible autocompletion. Here's a good intro. If you install ZSH, you'll no doubt want to make a test burn. Copy/paste the following files. Make a few changes; then open a terminal or switch to a console (and login as you normally would). Type:
exec zsh
Once you discover that you've been working for the dark side...
ZSH wiki:
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Posted 04-08-2009 at 03:15 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 12-01-2009 at 10:25 PM by ofaring
Tags 2009, mssg

Here we go. I don't know how much I have to offer, but I enjoy writing and tinkering with operating systems. I tend to do a lot of research when I hit problems, and having learned not to reinvent the wheel, I also write my solutions down. I try to keep them succinct and to the point, but I have fun writing them as well. Hopefully I will find the time to consistently put these solutions here, and hopefully they will actually be useful.
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