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12 Oct 2019:
build to the light
More procrastination on the Shark side of things. Firefox is now blocking local file linking to certain other local files and I was fed up running Python web server instances.

Had a look at Apache and nginx, but both had nightmare configs. Finally opted for lighttpd

emerge --ask www-servers/lighttpd

Setup /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

$SERVER["socket"] == "" {
server.name = "www.genfic.com"
server.document-root = "/var/www/www.genfic.com/"
server.errorlog = "/var/log/lighttpd/http_error.log"
accesslog.filename = "/var/log/lighttpd/http_access.log"

Add to services
rc-update add lighttpd default

/etc/init.d/lighttpd start

echo this is a test >> /var/www/www.genfic.com/index.html

curl ""

this is a test

time to get back in the water...

This mainly came from lighttpd Gentoo Wiki and Official lighttpd config docs wiki
01 Oct 2019:
autocomplete mind blown tab
I have been using Linux for 20+ years and Unix for few years before that, but even I do not know every trick.

In Bash shell you can use TAB to auto-complete a path and sometimes even basic commands.

If you create your own script then the TAB does not know if it should be showing results for folders or/and files and it is really annoying with complex file names and paths.

The trick is to use instead
ALT + /

{- mind blown -}
01 Oct 2019:
bash powerful powercut
My powercut wifi IP address fix worked. Or, it did not break :)

No idea what is going on, entire street was down again. Apparently some local schools were closed as they could not recover.

Normally power cuts are in the evening/night, this one was in the morning.
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