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How to display contents of file in Ubuntu terminal

February 20th, 2011

I always forget how to do this so I’m putting it here for my own reminder.

When you are on Ubuntu’s terminal or shell, this is the command on how to display the contents of a file in Ubuntu:

$ cat file.txt

Pretty easy huh!

Author: Cyril Pauya Categories: how-to Tags: , ,

Mercurial GUI Client on Ubuntu

April 15th, 2010

There are a lot of options for a Mercurial GUI client on Ubuntu but I preferred to use TortoiseHg so that I could use it with Nautilus – Ubuntu’s file manager.

TortoiseHg however is not in the Ubuntu Karmic Koala repositories.  Another challenge is that TortoiseHg 1.0.1 requires Mercurial 1.5 but Ubuntu Karmic only has Mercurial 1.3 on the repositories.  Of course I want the newer versions. :)

Here are the steps I did to install TortoiseHg, my preferred Mercurial GUI client on Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10:
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How to Install Agilo on Trac at Webfaction

December 30th, 2009

Here are the steps I did to successfully install Agilo for Scrum (open-source version) in my Trac site at Webfaction.com:
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How to Backup Your WordPress Blog

August 24th, 2009

Today I decided to backup this blog which uses WordPress hosted on WebFaction.com. This is my first time to backup my WordPress blog so I went directly to WordPress.org -> Docs and found the following in the Advanced Topics section:

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Author: Cyril Pauya Categories: how-to, wordpress Tags: , , ,

How to change the MySQL database password of WordPress

August 23rd, 2009

Today I decided to do some maintenance tasks on this site which is a WordPress blog hosted on Webfaction.com.

Here are the steps how to change the MySQL database password of WordPress in Webfaction.com:

  1. Login to your Webfaction control panel.
  2. Goto Databases->Change database password.
  3. Select the MySQL database from the database list.
  4. Type in the new MySQL database password
  5. Click the Change button

However, you also need to tell WordPress to use the new MySQL database password or you will get this nasty error when you try to access your WordPress site:

“Error establishing a database connection”

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Author: Cyril Pauya Categories: how-to, wordpress Tags: , , ,