Upgrading Centos 6 python

Python is dug into the default CentOS 6 install.  You can’t just remove it.  Unfortunately you also can’t upgrade it using the system “yum upgrade” routine because CentOS doesn’t publish any updates for it.  The solution is pretty easy. ...

Ubuntu – vim over default vi

I’ve been using Ubuntu for a few years now, and will never go back … NEVER!  However, as a developer one thing has bothered me.  I am an old school Redhat/CentOS developer, and the “vi” editor shipped with Ubuntu isn’t the same as the one...

SSHPASS utility

If you need to do a remote SSH command you often run into a snag.  You cannot log in with SSH using a script because you have to enter a password, which, unless you use a utility like “expect” – isn’t possible.  Yes, you can generate keypairs,...

How to disable Sidebar in Ubuntu folders/windows

Open a terminal window, and type the following…… Hide Sidebar by default $ gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.window-state start-with-sidebar false Show Sidebar by default (the default) $ gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.window-state start-with-sidebar...