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installing maven on linux

Maven offers quite a bit as a enterprise build tool.  It can help ensure that standards are followed and offers support for automated testing.  This tool is actually really simple to install.  It is just a matter of unpacking it … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding mistakes

I knew that I had mistyped but it was too late.  I tried to exit out of vi in a hurry and accidentally exited but saved the file under a new name.  This wouldn’t have been so bad if the … Continue reading

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command line fun – temporary data

Most of the scripts that I need to write don’t actually need to manipulate a lot of data.  It is usually enough to pipe that data through a command or two and use the result.  When this isn’t acceptable then … Continue reading

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bash – More powerful than a speeding locomotive

(flashback) Our project was inching closer and closer to going live.  On the evening before the Easter break some clod started a massive report which tried to process all the data since the beginning of time. My colleague’s inefficient program gathered … Continue reading

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command line fun – unlimited command line length

While looking into another problem, plethora of shells, I was initially afraid that some of my fooling around was causing some odd side effects.  While investigating I ended up with a different solution that was actually overkill but it help … Continue reading

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a plethora of shells – what is my shell interpreter

I kept seeing odd error messages from my shell script that simply made no sense.  No matter what changes I made a new error seemed to pop up.  A short while later I did notice at the top of the … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding more space

I may not know where I set down my keys or my latest copy of Linux Magazine, but I do know where my programs are installed.  If I cannot think of where one of my files is I can always … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding a list of files

In Unix at the command line there is almost always an alternative method to do something. I usually remember this when I need to process a few files in the current working directory and I may not always have the … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding the right jar file

Where did I set down my mobile phone is quickly answered by a quick telephone call or a sms from another phone.  If everything were only that simple. I receive a bit of code from a buddy at work that … Continue reading

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“lp” and the automation of printing PDF’s

Apache FOP is actually really neat.  With a few jar files, an xslt file and a xml file it is possible to create PDF file which can then be viewed or printed on any PC without any loss of formatting.  … Continue reading

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