Linux swap with dphys-swapfile

This is a solution for a #RaspberryPi, some #VPS without swap of some machine setup without swap where you need swap for something without wanting to fiddle with the drive partitions or so. This is a quick and dirty “short manual” for #Debian based #Systemd environments (such as #Ubuntu, #Mint or #Raspbian). First run this: […]

Debian based full updates in one command

I have this small script deployed on any of my #Debian based systems, it just does all the update, upgrade, dist-upgrade, autoremove and autoclean in one run. I have this script deployed in a lazy manner, I just have it sitting in my users home folder and called it “up”, I did do a “chmod […]


… is an easy to use and powerful tool, it can be used to replace part of file name (string1) with some other string. Something one can also do with some “sed” hack, but this tool is much easier to use, especially for beginners. You can get all information needed from “rename –help” (here from […]

Resize qemu VM disk

VM runterfahren Image der VM vergrössern: Je nach Setup ist sudo nicht nötig, durch den Befehl wird die Diskimagedatei um 15 GB vergrößert. VM starten Weiter geht es in der VM auf der Konsole. Partitioen mit parted anzeigen lassen: Ausgabe so oder ähnlich:Model: Virtio Block Device (virtblk)Disk /dev/vda: 53,7GBSector size (logical/physical): 512B/512BPartition Table: msdosDisk Flags: […]

Did you know yet? Try it, for example with that command from last time sudo lsof -i -P -n | grep LISTEN this is an amazing web site I use often so see what commands do that I find somewhere. Try it.

disable vim visual mode

It drives me nuts that I cannot copy something from a ssh terminal when I use vim. I have no clue what this visual mode is meant to do besides anoying my. My solution: no more visual mode -> marking and copying text from vim by using the mouse works again.