Set static IP

Sometimes its necessary that your machine gets a static IP-address. For example if you want to run a server or a other service on that machine. On Debian based machines you can do this by: Edit /etc/network/interfaces (f.e.: with nano)

In this case we set the IP fix to for both wlan and ethernet.  Setup […]

Shred files – securely delete files, folders or partitions

To shred files or partitions securely:

loop is the count of the loop beginning with 0 (3 means 4-times)!!! You can get the partition table as described in List of partitions or List, partitioning and format drives. If you want to shred a directory recursively, you have to use find:

This shreds all files in PATH/TO/FOLDER […]

List, partitioning and format drives

List all devices:

That will give you an overview about all your drives like that:

Format drive:

This will ask you for a command (help will show you all commands):

Format FAT32:


Cleanup Ubuntu

In the last time I had the problem, that my system became very slow and wasn’t usable anymore. Here are the steps I’ve taken to get rid of this problem: Cleanup old packages in the terminal:

got to  Settings -> Preferences -> Files activate the bullet point Delete downloaded files after installation under Temporary Files press […]

Install community channel

Sometimes it is necessary to install the community channel manually. F.e. in EE. I got the following error massage in the Magento-Connect-Manager shell when I tried to install a package via “Direct package file upload”:

What I had to do is to run the following commands on shell:

After that you should see […]