Mastering Vim: Motions and marks

This time I’d like to talk about some some useful tips how to move through a file. Vim motions and marks cannot only be helpful to jump to a specific location, but also to select, copy-paste and delete text passages.

Mastering Vim: Opening files

I think every *NIX admin knows this little gem – the Vi or Vim (Vi Improved) text editor. While the origin vi was written by Billy Joy, vim was cloned, improved and released in 1991 by Bram Moolenaar. In the blog series Mastering Vim, I’d like to show you some tips & tricks.

Open source project of Red Hat Ansible Tower released

A few days ago, a long-awaited wish of the Ansible Tower followers finally came true! Red Hat released Ansible Tower as open source community project, called AWX. It builds the new upstream project and the community plans to release new builds approximately every two weeks. Ansible published a FAQ to answer some questions. The AWX source […]

Wi-Fi analysis and site surveys with NetSpot

Call me old fashioned, but I really prefer a good old classic Ethernet cable over all these black magic wireless technologies. However, I must admit I also love mobility and therefore I’m kinda forced to use Wi-Fi. But what happens if your wireless signal is bitching around again?

Sublime Text or Atom?

Hello, my name’s Domi and I’m a extensive Sublime Text abuser. I’m also on Twitter and I saw the uprising of GitHub’s Atom lately, so I decided to give it a chance. This is my story about switching from Sublime Text to Atom for a couple of days.

Django 1.9 released

Last week was the release of Django version 1.9. It’s a very popular and open source web framework that is written in Python. Django is widely spread in the internet and big platforms like Instagram, Reddit or Pinterest are using the framework. Ansible Tower is also based on the python web framework.

Ansible Modules – shell vs. command

In the Ansible Core are a lot of Ansible modules included for almost all use cases. On this page are all modules listed and described with the available options and some examples. Some Ansible modules are on the first view quite similar and can be used for the same purpose, but often are there some crucial […]

Compare command outputs with process substitution

Every sysadmin knows the situation, if he has to compare the output of some commands. Most of us save the output of the commands in a temporary file, compares these files with the diff binary and afterwards delete the temporary files. In this blog post I’ll show you the usage of process substitution to get the differences of commands […]