Category: Scripts

Linux Command Tips – Nautilus

This is part of my series, useful Linux commands and tips. Nautilus is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop. The name is a play on words, evoking the shell of a nautilus to represent an operating system shell. Like all applications that run under Linux, Nautilus has it’s own command line options. To view the command-line options A…

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Linux command tips – How to Start and Stop Services in RHEL 5 and CentOS 5

This is part of my series, useful Linux commands and tips. Although there is a great GUI utility to simplify service administration, called Service Confiuration tool, in an environment that favors the command line equivalent, it would also be good to know those commands. These commands will require root level access. Here are the commands: starts the background service stops…

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A MySql ibdata1 Optimization Technique

A MySql database needed to be removed and upon deletion of that single database, the extremely large three gigabite ibdata1 (data) file remained. Here are the steps I took to reduce or shrink the file once the database was removed. Since there was no other use for this MySql installation, there remained the MySql system databases. Show Databases At the…

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IIS 6 Compression – The Quick Way

There are many articles that I’ve come across that detail how to enable gzip compression within IIS 6 on a Windows Server 2003 with the Application Server option enabled nder the Configure My Server 2003 wizard. Gzip compression can compress the output of dynamic webpages (.aspx) and webservices (.asmx). It can reduce the filesize significantly. Here is a series of…

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Add missing FSMOs the Active Directory

There was a situation where one of the primary domain controllers would not boot and we were forced to upgrade the other domain controller to the primary controller position. This is an AD domain operating on Windows 2003. All references to the failed server were removed from AD. The AD domain seemed to be functioning correctly, until an attempt was…

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Solution to the WordPress Plugin WPTouch Returns a 404 Error when the Category is Empty.

There is an excellent plugin for WordPress called WPTouch. It’s purpose is to format web content to display more appropriately on portable devices such as the iPhone, BlackBerry, and other similar interfaces. It is extremely customizable. One of the nagging issues that I had had with this plugin is that it contains it’s own function for displaying categories. The problem…

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How to Change the Microsoft Office 2007 Product Key

There are many situations that come to mind as to the reason why someone would want to change the product key. Such examples may be changing from a retail key to a volume license key or vice versa or to remove the license on a computer that you are selling, this would require the enduser to supply their appropriately purchased…

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WordPress Tip: Add modified dates to posts

On more than one occassion, I have read through an article that seamed relevant until I realized that the date of the article maybe years old. In many cases, the authors have made changes to the article, but the reader really isn’t sure about the content of the article because of the age, so they simply pass over the article,…

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