Get your public IP via shell

To get your public IP you can use websites like or just google for it ( But you can also get your public IP via the following Linux shell  command (the smart way :-D):

This gives you an output like that:

Or for IP address only output:

Example output:

To install get […]

Run a DynDNS client under Raspbian

For a home automation project I have to setup a local DynDNS client on my Banana Pi running with Raspian. Here are the steps I’ve taken to run a DynDNS client under Raspbian (will work on other Debian based Linux distributions too): Install ddclient package:

This command installs the package and starts the DynDNS configuration wizard. Select […]

Create your own Backend theme

When developing Magento Backend functionalities, sometimes you need to add own layout files or templates. In these cases it is a good idea to create a new Backend theme under adminhtml and to modify the Magento configuration to lookup layout files and templates in this new theme before searching in the default one. Therefore you have to create […]

Rename to lower case

To rename all jpg-files in a folder to its lower cased equivalent, you can run this little shell script:

The -v param of mv will only give you a list of renamed files.