Posts Tagged ‘linux

For some reason I can not recall I went into my Trash bin on Fedora. There was unsurprisingly a lot of trash! I decided to empty the Trash bin but it only succeeded partially. I had a DVD directory that did not want to be deleted. Looking closer at the message it was a permissions […]

Sometimes data needs moving from server to server without FXP support. For this task there is nothing simpler than good old FTP. What about if you have a large number of subdirectories? As the plain FTP client can not fetch the files recursively shell scripting is usually the solution. But in cases where you do […]

Today using the version of Pidgin that came with Fedora 10 I received the following certificate prompt: Accept certificate for ows.messenger.msn.com? The root certificate this one claims to be issued by is unknown to Pidgin. The majority of cases of unknown certificate issuers are due to the chain of trust breaking down. This break down […]

Virtualmin & suEXEC

15, Dec 2008

If by chance you have installed the Webmin module Virtualmin at some point you may have come across the following error message when setting up the module: Failed to save enabled features: The Suexec command on your system is configured to only run scripts under /var/www, but the Virtualmin base directory is /home. CGI and […]

Trying to move some automatic backups from one location to another became a bit of a struggle recently. The backups are created automatically and uploaded to a file server at a scheduled pattern. From this file server I had to use some of the backups and tried to download them to my local machine. This […]

I wondered why sometimes the Home and End keys work as expected during a SSH session via PuTTY and some other times it just writes tildes (~) instead. When writing long commands it is a real annoyance having to press down the left arrow to get back to the beginning of the command. A simple […]


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