How To List Running AWS Instances in all Regions Sorted by LaunchTime and Email in a Monospaced Font

Author: , July 1st, 2019

How To Install/Update CPAN on MacOS Mojave with fatal error: ‘EXTERN.h’ file not found

Author: , June 12th, 2019

The Problem Tried to install the latest version of cpan and got stuck. Tracked it down to the dependency module Mac::SystemDirectory which was failing to build:

The Solution Use the MacOS installer command to deploy the needed files:

The, rerunning the cpan install works:

How To Solve the LOAD DATA INFILE Error from –secure-file-priv

Author: , June 12th, 2019

The Problem Tried to load a Tab-delimited text file into MuSQL 5.6.43 and got the following error: mysql> LOAD DATA INFILE ‘sample.txt’ INTO TABLE test_table; ERROR 1290 (HY000): The MySQL server is running with the –secure-file-priv option so it cannot execute this statement Solution One mysql> SHOW VARIABLES LIKE “secure_file_priv”; Copy the file into the […]

How To Show Filenames With git log

Author: , June 3rd, 2019

To display the filenames included in each commit, just add the –name-only argument to git log:

How To Remove A File From The git Staging Pre-Commit List

Author: , May 31st, 2019

Quickref: How to Remove a file from the staging area

The Story Recently, I accidentally added some files to git’s pre-commit phase, i.e.:

For example, here is how to handle the above situation:

To better understand, here are the phases/states/stages that git uses: Untracked – when a file is first created, git […]

How To Use Regex Negative Lookahead To Exclude Strings

Author: , May 31st, 2019

I have a task in Perl to list specific files based on pattern match, those with and those without the string “_from_”. There are two files in the directory to filter: To capture the files with the _from_ string was easy:

To capture the files WITHOUT the _from_ string was not quite […]

How To Fix rsync Packet Corrupt Errors

Author: , May 10th, 2019

I was getting rsync errors from one source host:

Finally tracked it down to the application “Little Snitch”. Needed to fully uninstall it and reboot to get the problem solved.

How To Fix YUM Update Errors with Percona GPG Keys

Author: , April 16th, 2019

Problem: Trying to run a yum -y update as root aborts with the following error:

The solution, found on the Percona website, is this: sudo yum update percona-release Source URL:

How To Enable Opening a Terminal Window from the Current Finder Location in MacOS

Author: , February 16th, 2019

As of Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Terminal provides Services for opening a new terminal window or tab at the selected folder in Finder. They also work with absolute pathnames selected in text (in any application). You can enable these services with System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services. Look for “New Terminal […]

How To Obtain a Public Key from an AWS .pem Private Key on Linux and Mac

Author: , February 4th, 2019

Use the ssh-keygen command on a computer to which you’ve downloaded your private key .pem file; for example: First, ensure permissions will allow ssh-keygen to work: chmod 600 /path/to/the/file/your-key-pair.pem Then generate an RSA public key: ssh-keygen -y -f /path/to/the/file/your-key-pair.pem >