VMWare workstation - ova import not working


When importing ova and/or ovf files, if Workstation does not give any error but does not import the file as well, try importing the file in VMWare Player. When you do that, you will see that if the …

Firefox addons for hacking


#Firefox addons Here are some good and useful addons for hacking. I have mentioned some old addons which are quire good but not to be found on firefox addon site :(

Creating and using ackrc


ack is a fantastic replacement for grep and probably much more than grep. Here is what the dnf info has to say about ack […] 1 2 3 4 5 6 Name : ack Architecture : noarch Summary : Grep-like …



mussh allows you to run command/commands on multiple hosts at the same time. If you have farm of server setup with passwordless ssh or with same password (which is generally the case), then using …

virt-install with cloud-init


If you have not heard about cloud-init then you should definately search for it and learn about cloud-config as well. You can find the documentation for cloud-config here. It is used for configuring …

Stay safe from phising


Generally when you get a phising mail, the biggest challenge is finding if the site is genuine or not. And URL shortening services do not make it any easy. Earlier I had posted about using curl to …

Curl to exapnd short url


Many times I receive short urls in mail and other places like chats and messages. I first like to see the destination before I click on the url. I was looking for some way to do this in bash. I …

Sleep infinitely in bash


I am sure that you would have got a lot of instances where you have wanted to sleep for infinity and ended up doing this […] 1 2 3 4 while [[ 1 ]] do sleep 3600 done or some other such …

Ignore case when completing file names in bash


Sometimes you don’t want to have the bash completion work with case completion. There could be several reasons like one I dont like is the default xdg folders starting with capital letters. So, …

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