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Vim: Mastering your workspace: windows

In my last article I talked about buffers, and touched on how they can improve your workflow. As promised, this is the follow up where I talk about how amazing windows are, and how they will change your (vim) life forever! Let’s do a short recap: Buffers are essentially the vim loaded version of a…

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multipath, lvm, and you!

Today I went on a magical learning adventure. I learned about multipathing(I had no idea it was a thing). It changed my world in a strange and radical way, left me feeling like the universe was a much bigger place. Insert other cliche statement here. Anyway, for those of you out there that are just…

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Vim: Mastering your workspace: buffers

In previous articles I’ve thrown out a few simple tips like basic movement, and multi-line edits. Which are both some very basic happy things to make your life in vim better. Today I’d like to tackle things from a different direction. I want to talk to you about truly MASTERING your work space. To do…

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Moving Multiple SVN Repositories

In a perfect world we’d all be using git for our project management. (for those asking why, I won’t dignify that with a response, git is just better, git with the times already. Just kidding, git isn’t BETTER, its just…better.) The problem is, we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes, you have to use…

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SSH Key with SSSD/LDAP

DISTRO: RHEL/CentOS VERSION: 6.7 Portability: Should work on any distribution using sssd rather than traditional ldap-client packages. So if you have recently joined the Cool Kids Club of the server admin world, you may now have an awesome LDAP server of your own to handle all your authentication needs. Now, you may be sitting there…

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Vim: Bust a Move!

Software : VIM Version : 7.4.629 Compatibility : Any Modern Copy of VIM I could go on an epic rant about why vim is the best editor ever (In fact, the first attempt at this article turned into exactly that, and will likely re-surface at a later date in the “Admins Log”) Today though I’d…

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`sed`: A Guide for Mere Mortals: 04

Software : GNU SED Version : 4.2.1 Compatibility : Any Copy of Sed In the previous “Guide for Mere Mortals” we started to delve into some of the “Additional” Functionality sed possesses outside of simple substitution. This time I’m going to focus on a very very VERY specific use case of sed, that will help…

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`sed`: A Guide for Mere Mortals: 03

Software : GNU SED Version : 4.2.1 Compatibility : Any Copy of SED Previously on “Sed: A guide for mere Mortals” Hello and Welcome to another Sed guide for mere mortals. This one is going to be pretty short and sweet and to the point. (And by that I of course mean “Far longer than…

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Configuring openLDAP with Fusion-Directory

Greetings Meta-Wizards, this week we’re visiting a rough subject for me. OpenLDAP. Its frustrating, Its annoying, and its pretty much been my admin life for the last few months. This tutorial will walk you through a basic setup of openLDAP-server on CentOS/RHEL: 6.7 For those just looking for results, I provide A script on Github…

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Kickstart

Over the last few day’s I’ve been working out some problems that have required me make slight changes to install configurations, and then reinstall several systems from scratch all at once with identical configurations. For this I have been saving myself a lot of headaches using kickstart, which is awesome! One minor headache I ran…

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