Brad Lucas

Programming, Clojure and other interests

Problem With Ant And The Scp Task

October 20, 2008

Recently resurrected a project and updated the latest dependencies. When trying to release via the SCP task in Ant it just hung.

I found that the best combination of Ant and Jsch is for now (Oct 08) to be

Ant 1.7.0 and Jsch 0.1.29.

Remember to put Jsch’s jar file in ant’s lib directory.


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Bash One-Liner To Unpack Directory Of Tar Gz Files

October 20, 2008

In the directory where you have a collection of tar.gz files.

for FILE in $(ls); do tar -zxvf $FILE; done

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Set The Comment Syntax For A File In Emacs

October 13, 2008

The other day I was editing a httpd.conf file and wanted to comment a large section. On the server I was using the comment syntax wasn’t setup for these types of files.

So, to quickly accomplish I just needed to set the comment-start variable to “#”.

For example,

M-: (setq comment-start "#") RET

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Mail Contents Of File

October 13, 2008

A tip:

If you have a file ‘names.txt’ and want to mail the contents to yourself.

$ mail -s “My subject here” myself@foo.com < names.txt

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Congratulations You Could Survive For 60 Seconds

September 24, 2008

I could survive for 60 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor


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