Category Archives: Tips/Code Snippets

Ansible Quirks – 3

I was running some playbook today and realise that the command line arguments of ansible-playbook do not behaves expected. My playbook has the following defined – remote_user: root When I issued the following command, my expectation was that the remote … Continue reading

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Ansible Quirks – 2

Today I tried to upgrade my ansible to 2.2 as I wanted to use the remote_src=yes feature from the unarchive module. My operating system on this machine is Linux Mint 17.3. I did – $ pip install –upgrade –user ansible … Continue reading

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Ansible Quirks – 1

I started on the ansible learning path about 6 months or so back and have been writing my roles for deploying / configuring various systems I manage. Today while writing a template for sshd_config, I came across a point wherein … Continue reading

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OSX Screenshots tips

Changing location to store screenshot The default place where screenshots are saved in OSX is the Desktop. For people (like me), who would like to keep their desktops nice and clean and a little organised, we can change the location … Continue reading

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Installing Oracle Instant Client for Mac OSX

I came across few links for installing Oracle Instant Client on Mac OS X namely – this and this. But I don’t like to tinker with the System paths while installing any s/w manually. I did the same with perl … Continue reading

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