Change the Default Terminal Editor in Debian

Debian comes with a very handy utility called update-alternatives that helps to set default tools for various tasks. It is possible for several programs fulfilling the same or similar functions to be installed on a single system at the same time. For example, many systems have several text editors installed at once. This gives choice to the… Continue reading Change the Default Terminal Editor in Debian

/etc/motd

I have been using Linux for many years, but only recently found out about /etc/motd. When you SSH into a server, it displays a message that varies depending on your Linux distribution. For instance, a stock Debian installation looks like this: The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software; the exact distribution terms… Continue reading /etc/motd

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Using cgit

This is the last post in a three part series about cgit. Previously we saw how to install and configure cgit and then we saw how to make cgit pretty. This last post has to do with actually using cgit. There are a couple of tools out there to make the process of adding, removing,… Continue reading Using cgit

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Making cgit Pretty

Previously I wrote about how to install and configure cgit on Debian. If you have followed that short guide you now have a kick ass cgit install running on your server. So whats next? A bare cgit installation is pretty dull and there are some neat built in features that should be enabled for an… Continue reading Making cgit Pretty

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Using Virt-Manager on Debian

Virt-Manager is an awesome front end for running QEMU VMs on top of KVM. This is a great alternative to VirutalBox and since the latest version of Virtualbox has been moved to the “contrib” section in Debian (due to a non-free compiler that is required to builds the BIOS) it is one of the only 100%… Continue reading Using Virt-Manager on Debian

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