Tag Archives: command line

One liners: a tip

Have you ever started writing a one-liner and half way in realized it was a bit more complex than you first thought? If your shell is bash, next time that happens try ctrl-x ctrl-e. It will take your current line and stuff it into the your default editor (export EDITOR=vim).

Testing mail servers with swaks

I hadn’t seen this tool before so I figured I would share. Swaks is the swiss army knife SMTP according to the homepage. I’ve covered testing email from the command line before but this tool sure makes it easier.

Command Line Ticketing System

As I have said before life at the terminal is a joy. I constantly struggle with keeping myself organized. I actually work pretty well keeping most things in my head. But one of these days I’m going to fall down and hit my head and forget everything. So try and try again to keep myself […]

Testing Email Manually with Telnet (spoofing email)

Being able to send email manually seems to be a bit of a lost art. It is extremely handy to know how to use telnet to send email for testing procmail filters, and any other part of your mail system. It can also be fun to spoof email to a friend or co-worker. Read on […]

Spice up your bash prompt redux | A nice .screenrc redux with screencast

This is more or less going to be an addendum to my last post as well as an update to my previous screenrc post. About 5 minutes after posting I realized that my additions to my prompt broke some new additions to new screenrc settings.