Tag Archives: Linux

Building cpython/Doc on Linux

For all the gory details, check out the Python Developers Guide. Installing and Building the Doc Here’s the process I followed to be able to work on the CPython documentation on Linux debian/mint: See if mercurial is installed by running: … Continue reading

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libtap Version 2 on github.com

Unit test frameworks are dime-a-dozen. For C programmers, there are libraries like cmocha and cunit. When we first  developed the sxe project at Sophos, about 5 years ago, the choices were much more limited. Most of the alternatives, like cppunit, … Continue reading

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Installing and Running Ansible on Linux

Ansible is a tool for managing remote computers via secure shell (ssh). This quick how-to is based on the Ansible Installation page. Installation To install Ansible on Debian Mint: If you don’t have pip installed, run: sudo easy_install pip Run: … Continue reading

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Creating an AWS Linux Web Service

This how-to is loosely based on this Amazon Getting Started page. To create an AWS Linux web service: Create an AWS account. You need a credit card. Browse to http://aws.amazon.com/ Click Create an AWS Account Follow the bouncing ball… Create … Continue reading

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Creating a Shared Private Repo on GitLab

GitLab (gitlab.com) is a company that hosts git repositories in the cloud, like GitHub. Unlike GitHub, GitLab offers free repositories that can have multiple contributors. Creating a Private Respository To create your own private git repository on Gitlab: Create an … Continue reading

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How To Format a Corrupted USB Thumb Drive on Linux

There are plenty of how-to pages on formatting a thumb drive on Linux, but most don’t show the fool proof way of doing it. After using a thumb drive in the Nintendo Wii, my son was convinced that it could … Continue reading

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Hash Table Shootout on GitHub

NOTE: Since I wrote this article, I fixed some bugs in the benchmarks and regenerated the graphs. The updated article is here: Hash Table Shootout Updated I forked Nick Welch’s hash table shootout benchmark, got it all working, and updated … Continue reading

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