To insert characters on the beginning of a line. Example, insert // from line 1 to 10


Sample in creating folding in vim. Insert #{{{ text here #}}} provided everything was properly setup on vimrc

~/workspace/puppetworks $ cat site.pp
node 'chrisp.lab.local' {#{{{


pressing zc will close the folded texts

+-- 6 lines: node 'chrisp.lab.local' {#----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Apology Accepted!!!

Vmware apologizes for technical difficulties on the recent webcast Technology Day Online. It looks like the webcast provider was caught off guard on the situation. To compensate, VMware will be sending me a USB memory stick containing all of the materials presented on the said event.

Well.. apology accepted!!!!! :)

sed Galore

Find and replace string recursively

find /home/penoycentral/whichfolder -type f -print0| xargs -0 sed -i 's/oldstring/newstring/g'

If you want to make sure that you are changing which, use the old grep first

find /home/penoycentral/whichfolder -type f -print0| xargs -0 grep -i oldstring

Example Problem: Change /etc/bind to /var/named/master in named.conf

Just print what will be changed

 sed -n 's//etc/bind//var/named/master/p' named.conf 

to change:

 sed -i 's//etc/bind//var/named/masterr/g' named.conf 

Change double qoute to single qoute

sed -i "s/["]/'/g" some-file.pp


Mercurial hgwebdir on CentOS 6

Note this setup is unsecured and just for the purpose of having my own lab svn repo.

Install mercurial on your server

yum install mercurial

Setup the mercurial site on apache

mkdir /var/www/cgi-hg
cp /usr/share/doc/mercurial-1.4/hgwebdir.cgi /var/www/cgi-hg/
chmod +x /var/www/cgi-hg/hgwebdir.cgi

Create the hgweb.config

#myproject = myproject
lab = /srv/hg

Reload apache

service httpd reload

Make sure everything has the right permission on selinux or you can temporarily disable selinux

Your site now is accessible thru http://servername/hg

To test push functionality,you might try to disable ssl and allow push to all


allow_push = *
push_ssl = false