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Deleting Hidden Files

This simplest of problems just never fails to find a new victim. For whatever reason you want to delete all hidden files in the...

Quickly Grow tmpfs filesystem

Just a quick command to double the size of the /tmp filesystem that uses tmpfs. This is  for those situations when you can't be...

Duck Duck Go Search from Shell

The ddgr python script is a command line interface for Duck Duck Go  - a privacy-oriented search engine that, unlike Google, will not give...

Obfuscating Shell Scripts

Unix shell scripting language is run by the command-line interpreter and, as such, can be read and understood by anyone with sufficient access and...

Calls for a Retaliation after the SolarWinds Hack

Armchair admirals on CBS News are calling for a retaliatory attack against Russia after the SolarWinds hack. "We're not willing to attack. And that's what we're...

The Mystery of a Hemisphere

To make this long (and embarrassing) story short: a friend's kid had a homework assignment in geometry to calculate the surface area of a...

Raspbian ‘partitions on different devices’ Error

After downloading a Raspbian image and writing it to an SD card, you get the following error when trying to boot the Pi: "Could...

Tmux Bootstrap Configuration

Just a list of commands to quickly configure tmux with some of the best (i.e. my favorite) plugins and options. Feel free to disagree...

Find Large Files

Every time a filesystem is running out of space and I need to find something to delete, I end up googling the syntax for...