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Setup NFS Share on Debian

I did practically everything described here. However, for automating the whole process with fstab on both client & server, this provided important extra information, esp. about bind-mounting existing filesystems into a dedicated NFS folder, and also about /etc/fstab entries. That's it really; it.....

Updating PicoCMS with Composer

How it works composer is installed locally on the server (Debian oldstable) via apt. All I had to do is navigate to the folder including the PicoCMS installation execute composer update $ composer update Loading composer repositories with package information Updating dependencies (including requ.....

TWM Window Manager

twm is historical. It dates back to 1987, and is still maintained. I wanted to try it out and see what I can do with it, if I can customize it to my needs, both in functionality and looks. Screenshot Gallery click me! Installation It's in most Linux distros' repos. If it isn't, the source is availab.....

Video Streaming without a Browser

The advice is twofold but simple: The python script youtube-dl is able to extract and download video and audio from many, many different sites The media player mpv automatically looks for youtube-dl when passed an internet URL to extract the media and play it directly. Additionally one can use a G.....

Sending email off my (non‑mail) server with sSMTP (and PHP)

Deprecated in favour of msmtp. This article is originally from 2016, but I edited it a few times. It seems I have to fix my sSMTP setup every now and then... Be aware that some settings depend not only on your system but also on your email provider. My server is not a mail server, and I never le.....

Git tricks

Collection of useful git commands etc. Revert a pull/merge etc. get a list of recent commits with git log --oneline select the hash (first word on each line) of the one you want to revert git revert -m 1 <selected_hash> Locally merge a pull request See this stackexchange Q&A. After cloni.....

nocache ‑ minimize filesystem caching effects

Once again I have to copy tons of files to a USB stick, and it's way too slow. It's a known effect on Linux systems. Why filemanagers cannot recognize that, I don't know. It's be enough to copy files one by one (queuing) instead of starting all those operation all at once. It also happens on the com.....

The Fluxbox Windowmanager

This article is part of a series. Here you can see the old Fluxbox web page from ~2002: How nice is that! What fascinates me about Fluxbox is its history. It has developed from blackbox around 2001, is still actively developed and has a devoted user base. In its early days it must have been the num.....