Brad Lucas

Programming, Clojure and other interests

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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Cure For Reddit Addiction

July 29, 2008

If you find that you are reading reddit far too much and need something to help you stop try the following.

  1. Install the Redirector Firefox plugin.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5064

  1. Select Tools -> Redirector and set up a redirection as follows

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Simple Log4j Properties File

July 8, 2008

log4j.debug=true

# Set root logger to DEBUG and add an appender called A1.
log4j.rootLogger=DEBUG, A1

# A1 is set to be a ConsoleAppender.
log4j.appender.A1=org.apache.log4j.ConsoleAppender

# A1 uses PatternLayout
log4.appender.A1.layout-org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
log4j.appender.A1.layout.ConversionPattern=%-4r [%t] %-5p %c %x - %m%n

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