Category: Scripts


Automated Scripted Install for Drupal on CentOS6/RHEL6 Linux

Every now and again, you get the urge to try something new. Drupal is the project for today. The goal is to create an automated script to install Drupal on a fresh and minimal install of CentOS 6. Here is an automated scripted install for Drupal and drush, a command line supplement, on CentOS6/RHEL6 Linux. The script is not all…

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Automated Scripted Install of WordPress on CentOS7/RHEL7 Linux

Sometime ago, I wrote an automated script to install WordPress on a CentOS 5 install of Linux. Over the years, the repos and WordPress requirements changed as did CentOS upgrades through CentOS 6. The script was modified accordingly. The script had to be modified considerably for CentOS 7 which facilitates the need for a new article. Here is an automated...Read More »

Install htop as a top Alternative

htop, an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals). It is a powerful alternative to using the top command. Here is a little script to install htop, which can easily be applied to any number of other simple installs too. After creating the script and making it an executable, run the script…

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Thunderbird Backup Automated [Resolved]

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free email application. MozBackup is a utility for creating backups of Thunderbird and other Mozilla applications. It can backup and restore everything from your bookmarks, history, plugins, mail, to contacts. MozBackup offers command line functionality which supposedly allows for command line backups, however, I have encountered it to loop repeatedly, and endlessly. Backing up a profile,…

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VMware Expand Hard Drive Size and Extend in CentOS Linux

One approach to adding space to an existing Linux hard drive that is using Linux LVM is to add space to the drive. This can easily be accomplished in VMware. This has been tested using VMware Workstation 9.0 for Windows with CentOS 6.5 (minimal install). To demonstrate a before and after, here are a few commands that can be used...

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How to increase yum download speeds

A method to increase the yum download speed is to install the yum-plugin-fastestmirror yum plugin. While this in itself increases the download speeds and decreases the download times, there is yet another plugin to be added. An article titled, Turbo Charge Yum with Fastest Mirror and AxelGet Plugins, provided the foundation for this script to simplify the installation and configuration…

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Create a service for JIRA for Linux

Atlassian JIRA is a bug and issue tracker. Atlassian JIRA lets you priorities, assign, track, report and audit issues from software bugs, helpdesk tickets, project tasks to change requests. On a CentOS 6.5 Linux install, an instance of JIRA was installed. Upon completion, a service to automate the start, stop, restart, and status needed to be created manually. One of...Read More »

Configure sftp with /home chroot

While there are many resources dedicated to this very configuration, it was difficult to make any one of them work. The current configuration is CentOS 6.5. Here is the script to get a fully-functional sFTP server with chroot using the /home directories.

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