FileZilla and OpenVMS

Oh, you’ve all been there. For whatever reason you are forced to edit something on your Linux desktop (because no professional uses a Microsoft product)  Even the editors which _claim_ ftp support are completely worthless at file versions. PC based systems simply don’t understand what professional grade operating systems provide and the services production requires. …

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Xterm and VT Emulation

Many years ago, when I was writing this book I did so using a Linux desktop using Xterm and the following configuration script. #!/bin/sh # vax # 09-17-96 Bob Ess – initial creation # 09-26-96 Shig Katada – Additional keybindings # # Script file to incorporate keybindings and command line # options for connecting to …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 13

Before we jump straight into the code, we need to talk a bit about the design of this application. When I first started coding up a new version using Qt and SQLite I originally started with the old design. sqlite> select strftime( ‘%Y%m%d’, draw_dt) as ‘drawing date’, no_1, no_2, no_3, no_4, no_5, no_6 from drawings …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 6

As I started to get back into this I realized I skipped one final yet critical piece of the system. The backup script. I imagine some of you questioned where I got the csv files to import. As I said, one of the main reasons I went with Postgres all of those years ago is …

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How to Set Up Mutt to Work With JustHost.com Email

Every now and then you are going to need to send email from the command line. In the world of OpenVMS we did it from batch jobs all of the time. Yes, there were abort routines which would notify all operators currently logged in and who had typed REPLY/ENABLE at their terminal, but, you still …

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