Category: Scripts

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 »

Install Adobe Reader on CentOS 6.5

While perusing through the Internet, I found this site called iF !1 0 “If Not True then False“. I found this write-up on how to install Adobe Reader on one of many different flavors on Linux. I couldn’t pass up on this, since I was in the hunt for Adobe Reader. The process worked great, so here is my slight…

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The Easiest Method To Install Adobe Flash on CentOS/RHEL

This should be easy, install Adobe Flash on a Linux operating system to watch Youtube videos in Firefox. After an hour or so fighting with Adobe Flash, through every method I could find on the Internet, I finally found one that worked, the first time! There are many who write of downloading a compressed file and extracting the needed file...

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