Display my actual used shell

Here a short blog post… if you work in several companies or with different accounts, it’s useful to know, which shell you’re currently using (not the default shell from /etc/passwd). Of course, you can simply change the shell and choose your favorite one, but if you just want to know the actual shell, you can run […]

Simple file comparison with aide

It’s sometimes useful to know, what’s happening on your server, if you install a new package or run a update. There are many solutions for this case, but a simple one is to use aide, which is available on the most linux distributions.

confirm meets Ansible – London Trip

Last week, we were on a business trip in London. The main reason was to meet up with Mark Phillips. You might know him from Ansible Inc. or his blog Probably, where he’s writing all that stuff about Ansible, devops and other interesting topics. We are excited and really looking forward to team up with the nice guys of Ansible and […]

Mailing Attachments via Commandline

I think everybody of you just had this situation. You need to send a log or configuration file from a server to a colleague. If there are some hard security guidelines implemented, it’s quite awkward to copy the files via scp/sftp to your desktop and then mailing the attachments to the receiver.

tmux: A terminal multiplexer for daily use

A terminal multiplexer is a software designed to multiplex multiple virtual terminal sessions inside a single terminal window. Wikipedia describes it pretty accurate: A terminal multiplexer is a software application that can be used to multiplex several virtual consoles, allowing a user to access multiple separate terminal sessions inside a single terminal window or remote terminal […]

zsh tips: File picking

When you’re working on your shell, you immediately get in contact with files, directories and therefor paths. Most of the time there are simple paths, but sometimes it gets exciting and you need to defined multiple files. Instead of defining them manually on the shell, you can work with placeholders in form of asterisks.