Category Archives: Linux Tricks

Various quick tricks for Linux administration and development.

SVN Vimdiff

Having recently learned how to use vimdiff, I was looking for a way to incorporate this into SVN for comparing SVN changes against my working copies using vimdiff. I found this script, originally from http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1797, that performs this this beautifully. … Continue reading

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C++ and Timezones

Have you ever had to work with date / times in c / c++ and had to deal with that F###ing Daylight Savings Time? Even more, have you spent hours, days, weeks trying to force everything to UTC / GMT … Continue reading

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Using Fetchmail To Backup Email

If you’re like me, you’ll occasionally lose sleep over paranoid thoughts; Did I turn the coffee pot off? Did I lock the door? What would happen if GMail lost all of my emails tonight? Well, technology has helped solve my … Continue reading

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