Category Archives: bash

Linux Bash shell

Disk full but free space left on linux server — inode limit

Servers with many small files We are running some web servers at the institute which serve tons of files. The files are images of protein structures, and many meta data files for the images. The meta data is very small, … Continue reading

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Advanced bash completion

The linux bash shell has great auto-completion of stuff like file names and commands. You can invoke it anytime while typing the start of a command by pressing TAB. But some stuff dies not get auto-completed, e.g., command parameters or … Continue reading

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Disable the pinentry GUI window (for ssh, svn+ssh, gpg, …) under Linux

Under SuSE 13.1, when you run a ssh+svn command on the console to commit to a subversion repository, you sometimes get an annoying behaviour: instead of prompting for the password in the shell, a pinentry GUI window pops up and … Continue reading

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Subversion: Merging specific commits of a specific user from a branch into trunk

I do some software development from time to time during my job at the university and I use Subversion (SVN) to manage my source code. When a bachelor or master student works on a software I wrote to implement some … Continue reading

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Linux and Bash: Replace spaces with underscores in all filenames

I find it annoying to have file names with whitespace characters in them under Linux, because I mainly work in the shell (Bash in my case) and it always requires ugly escaping. Here is my Bash solution to replace all … Continue reading

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