Pycharm 2017.3 launcher icon

Pycharm 2017.3 doesn’t create a launcher icon like 2017.2.  This must be created manually.  Here is a functional one. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Pycharm 2017.3.3 Comment=Software Development GenericName=Pycharm Exec=sh /opt/pycharm-community-2017.3.3/bin/pycharm.sh Terminal=false X-MultipleArgs=false Type=Application Icon=/opt/pycharm-community-2017.3.3/bin/pycharm.png Categories=Development; MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml Keywords=programming;python;ide; Name[en_US]=Pycharm The list of…
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32 Bit Wine on CentOS 7

This process is confirmed with Wine 2.0 and CentOS 7 (updated through December 31, 2017). As root: yum install samba-winbind-clients yum groupinstall ‘Development Tools’ yum install libjpeg-turbo-devel libtiff-devel freetype-devel yum install glibc-devel.{i686,x86_64} libgcc.{i686,x86_64} libX11-devel.{i686,x86_64} freetype-devel.{i686,x86_64} gnutls-devel.{i686,x86_64} libxml2-devel.{i686,x86_64} libjpeg-turbo-devel.{i686,x86_64} libpng-devel.{i686,x86_64} libXrender-devel.{i686,x86_64}…
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Zip files and UUID from Bash

Two quick items for .bashrc.  The archive command takes a folder name and zips its contents.  The UUID produces a unique number easily. archive() { read -p “Enter folder name: ” name && zip -rv9 $name-$(\ date +”%Y-%m-%d-%H%M%p”).zip $name; }…
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Grub2 change with latest CentOS update

The previous article regarding configuring Grub 2 for Windows 10 no longer works with the latest CentOS updates.  Here is the newer one. File to edit: /etc/grub.d/40_custom Content to add: menuentry “Windows 10 (system) (on /dev/sda1)” –class windows –class os…
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SHA1 Hash in Right Click Menu

Minecraft’s server.properties file has a field for sha1 hash for resource packs. This places a SHA-1 hash on the Nautilus’ right click menu in Gnome.

Linux tips and Microsoft DevOps

Best Practices for the Linux and Application Admins – Great article with mistakes and the lessons learned, Running a program as root on startup [creating a service for use with systemd] – excellent discussion on creating services.  Keeping SSH access…
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Desktop Shortcuts for Kids 5.2.2

Desktop Shortcuts for Kids has been updated to a new version.  It now works on any Windows version and launches the Chrome browser.  The Windows 10 edition (5.1) opens the sites in Edge browser.  This one adds Ryan ToysReview and…
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Timezone and .bashrc

Changing the timezone on a Linux system and setting console colors with the echo command.