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Handy one-liners

November 22, 2008 , posted under linux programming perl

While creating websites I often find the need to manipulate files in all sorts of ad-hoc ways.

Things that are hard to do by hand, but you don’t want to write a whole program for - you’ll just use it once and throw it away.

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October 16, 2008 , posted under programming svn

I just discovered a nifty little utility

Often working copies are only partially updated, this command gives a very quick command-line summary of the state of the working copy.

It’s not as rich an output as kdesvn which will colour code all the updateable files, but its a standard part of svn so should always be available.

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subversion + = proxy trouble

June 8, 2008 , posted under eclipse linux programming

If you try to access a subversion repository over http while using a 3G connection from you may receive an error message like.

svn: PROPFIND request failed on ‘/repos’ svn: Processing PROPFIND request response failed: Premature end of file. (/repos)

This is because uses a proxy to interecept web traffic on their network.

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