Tab Separated File Returns Wrong Number of Fields

Shell So we had a CSV/TSV file with tabs separating each field but one of the fields was a description field that contained spaces. When parsing this TSV file some programs interpreted the spaces as field delimiters (TSV might be a bad idea!). Input file... » More

Install Python Linters in Atom

I installed the relevant Python packages first e.g. sudo apt-get install flake8 python3-flake8 python3-pep8 python-pep8-naming python3-setuptools pylint3 Then on the Atom menu use: Edit > Preferences then search for atom packages such as flake8,... » More

Manic Miner on Linux

I was reminded about how much time I had spent as a kid playing Manic Miner on an Amstrad 464 and decided to give it a try on my current desktop (Linux Mint) so for future reference... I grabbed the code created by here: git clone... » More

MySQL Percona Slave Replication Change Channel Name

I had inadvertently set up slave replication using the wrong channel name - which is a minor issue except that it caused some issues with an already configured Nagios check. To 'change' the channel name I stopped the slave process, removed all the slave... » More

Mount Files Virtually via Dell iDRAC

Use fallocate to create a new 300 MB file : fallocate -l 300M disk_image.img Create an ext4 file system within the image file: mkfs.ext4 disk_image.img Create a mount point: mkdir /mnt/disk_image mount it: mount -t auto -o loop disk_image.img... » More

Docker jasonrivers/nagios Permissions Problem

I was running this docker image proxied via traefik but I was receiving an error message in the Nagios web interface: docker nagios Error: Could not read object configuration data And in the logs from the container: container_name | Warning: File... » More

Dell racadm on Linux

I'm currently using Linux Mint and wanted to communicate with the iDRAC interfaces on Dell servers. Install racadm: sudo echo 'deb http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/ubuntu xenial openmanage' | sudo tee -a... » More

Command Line Optimise JPEG image

This command significantly improved file size on disk although the quality value can be increased to adjust the image quality versus file size: convert input-file.jpeg -sampling-factor 4:2:0 -strip -quality 60 -interlace JPEG -colorspace RGB... » More