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Category Archives: *nix

A few handy git aliases

I finally got fed up with some repetitive Git tasks and decided to make a few aliases in my .gitconfig file. Here are the commands, they all assume that they’re run from a valid git repo: Push your current branch to your upstream repository How often do you repeat the git command to push your […]

May 16, 2013 | *nix, Computers | 1 comment

MacPorts, Homebrew and Mountain Lion

The inevitable happened today. Mountain Lion was installed in a couple of different places. Unfortunately one of those places was at work and on a development machine before we had a chance to test out Mountain Lion compatability. Predictably, issues arose. Not surprisingly, at least to me, Homebrew has the biggest issue, and an issue […]

July 26, 2012 | *nix, Computers | 8 comments

man Files as PDF, revisited.

I’ve posted before on converting man files to PDF for easier reading and forgot to post this update. The code is much terser, reminds you when you’ve invoked it without a parameter, and doesn’t leave turds that it has to clean up. #! /bin/bash mpg=$1 if [ ! $mpg ]; then echo “Enter a man […]

May 24, 2011 | *nix, Computers | Comments Off on man Files as PDF, revisited.