Category: sh

uHOWTO: Recover stuck modified keys from VMware Player or Workstation

If you use VMware Player or VMware workstation under Linux and you’re an alt-tab fan like me, you might end up with stuck modifier keys, so you can’t use keys like Ctrl, Alt or Shift outside of VMware. Xiao Feng

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Bourne Shell Server Pages

Easy. Portable. Buzzword-compliant. Ingenuous. Elegant. Right-out wicked cool: Bourne Shell Server Pages. As I write this I’m looking for a excuse to use this revolutionary technology in my next project! Behold the simplicity of ASP and the power of sh:

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Moving from MyISAM to InnoDB: bulk table conversion

A couple of years ago Ludovico Magnocavallo tackled the issue of bulk conversion of MySQL tables from MyISAM to InnoDB with an elegant bash snippet. The original post also suggests using grep to limit the scope of the conversion to

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Get stock quotes into a spreadsheet

This code stnippet grabs a .CSV file from Yahoo! Finance with selected quotes. This is very useful to keep an eye in your portfolio from within OpenOffice.org Calc, Gnumeric, Kspread,Microsoft Excel or similar program using your very own models. To

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