Insane Rantings scripting
Remote control with pidgin/purple
I use a script I wrote called 'lockit' to lock my screen (see http://blog.woofbit.com/2010/10/12/locking-your-desktop-elegantly/) and realized I was missing something: Set pidgin/finch back to their original status state once it comes back from AFK. So I modified them soi
# When locking: if ...
SSH as File Transport
You may know about scp, the copy-over-ssh program, or sftp, the ftp-like remote client. You may even know about sshfs, which provides a FUSE module to mount a remote filesystem over SSH. Nifty! But, what happens if you have something generating a bunch of data and want to send it ...more…
Locking Your Desktop Elegantly
There are a bunch of tools that allow you to lock your desktop automatically (gnome-screensaver or xscreensaver for example), and several scripts and tools to handle locking and unlocking using bluetooth proximity, etc. One thing that always drove me crazy is that there are so many places you have to ...more…
xchat command line remote control
I use this as part of my 'lockit' script (which will be posted soon) to automatically set/unset my afk status for xchat.
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Hourly and daily rotating directory snapshots
Bash History Fun!
If you're one to have lots of terminals open at once, and ALSO have a mind like a steel sieve, it's nice to have more information from the bash history command and \~/.bash_history file. Here are several ways to increase their power:
By setting a bash environment ...