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Compiling MySQL Workbench on Gentoo

The Workbench team have just announced the release of Workbench for Linux, including binary packages and source packages with instructions on how to build. I’m a Gentoo Linux user, so I prefer building from source, and you’ll need to emerge the fo…

MySQL Documentation and Debian/Ubuntu

We’ve got a lot of queries recently on the MySQL docs team address about the documentation (particularly man pages) for MySQL on Debian/Ubuntu. The source of the original problem was reported as a Debian bug. The assumption from the reading of the…

Setting a remote key through ssh

One of the steps I find myself doing a lot is distributing round an ssh key so that I can login and use different machines automatically. To help in that process I created a small function in my bash profile script (acutally for me it’s in .bash_a…

Extra bash improvements

If you’ve read my Getting the most out of bash article at IBM developerWorks then you be interested in some further bash goodness and improvements. Juliet Kemp covers some additional tricks on Improving bash to make working with bash easier. Some …

Copying multiple files with scp

I keep my .bash init scripts on one machine and copy them over to each machine on which I have a login. There’s various bits of logic in there to ensure that the right PATH and other values are set according to the host and/or platform. I then hav…

Stepped execution with cron and at

I had a query from a reader today as a follow up to my System Administrators Toolkit: Time and event management article at developerWorks: How do I execute a script at a specific interval, for example 28 days, rather than on a specific day or date…