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    Thu, 08 Jan 2015


    /Admin/commandLine/network: Configuring and Testing Proxies on the Command Line

    Much *nix software will obey the proxy environment variables:

    export http_proxy=http://1.2.3.4:3128/
    export https_proxy=http://1.2.3.4:3128/

    for a squid proxy on IP 1.2.3.4, for instance. (Use "unset" to turn these environment variables off later.) You can then test with and without the proxy thusly, for example:

    w3m http://google.com/
    w3m -no-proxy http://google.com/

    Or you can test directly with telnet:

    telnet 1.2.3.4 3128

    which in the case of squid will result in following output:

    Escape character is '^]'.

    And then enter the URL you wish to access over the proxy:

    GET http://www.google.com/ HTTP/1.1

    followed by this line:

    host:www.google.com

    followed by two returns, and the site html will be dumped in your terminal.

    posted at: 04:16 | path: /Admin/commandLine/network | permanent link to this entry

    Fri, 02 Jan 2015


    /Coding/git: Miscellaneous Git Administrivia

    Something I often run into is something modifying file permissions on my desktop end, where permissions are irrelevant on the deployment end. Here is how to tell git to ignore permissions changes in the local repo:

    git config core.fileMode false

    posted at: 03:29 | path: /Coding/git | permanent link to this entry