Get the RSA Fingerprint for a server

Coding an example SFTP client for a friend (using WinSCP) today, I realised I needed the 2048-bit RSA fingerprint for my server. You see the fingerprint the first time you connect to a new server and, normally, you will save this locally so that you can verify the identity of the server next time that […]

Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE are Coming to the Windows Store

Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE are Coming to the Windows Store Microsoft have announced that Ubuntu, and potentially Linux distros Fedora, and OpenSUSE, are coming to the Windows store. Yep, you read that right. Linux in the Windows store. We are not talking about a full blown Linux desktop here. There’s no Linux kernel, no X11, no […]

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Fixed Stuck Loader/Spinner in Webmin by Switching Webmin from Authentic Theme to Classic Gray Theme

Building a new server this week I installed Webmin from the Webmin repositories as normal. The latest version, 1.830 comes with the new “Authentic” theme installed as the default. It looks pretty good, but wouldn’t work on my server because of syntax errors in a .js file. The net result was that Webmin was stuck on […]

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Find large files on a Linux server using the command line

The quickest way to find large files on a Linux system is to use the find command and a “high water mark” (e.g. how big a file needs to be before you consider it “big”). This command will find every file or directory large than 500M on the system sudo find / -size 500M

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Turn on clean URLs after installing LAMP on Ubuntu using Webmin

If you use virtual machines for Linux development, or rebuild your host OS from time to time like I do, resetting Apache configuration is something you do often… but not often enough to remember every little step perhaps! So, whilst this article duplicates others on the web, like the rifle from Platoon… this one is […]

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