Saturday, 15 January 2011

Install EPEL Repository on CENTOS

Just putting this here:

rpm -Uvh

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Install latest Python on Centos

This script will download, compile and install a newer version of Python on CENTOS / RedHat 5.* in a way which respects the underlying Python 2.4 used by Yum etc.

Based on and

ZSH and .zshrc

Apparently ZSH is quite good so I'm going to try it out. On most Linux distros this is going to be installed anyway, but the steps are:

yum install zsh
chsh -s /bin/zsh

Here are some links about customizing it:

Sunday, 2 January 2011


Seems like a good article, this has always seemed a little mysterious.
I especially found the part about http-equiv content type useful. It had always bothered me how you could specify the character encoding after the start of the file. As it turns out it is a compromise and I am not the only person who had wondered about it.