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Brew Update Issue : error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge: share/man/man1/brew.1 Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can merge.

If you see an error when updating brew in the console along the lines of: $ brew update error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge: share/man/man1/brew.1 Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can merge. Per https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/issues/13581, this is a permissions issue . . . Read more

Machine Unix – Revamped!

I decided to add some more readability to the site, and after going through bunch of themes I decided to revamp the site from this: to the newly page you are seeing now. In the future, I am also planning to add a FAQ section and try to make this . . . Read more

CloudUploader Tool, Updated

In my earlier post I mentioned that I put together an application called CloudUploader that can encrypt a file of our choice and upload to a remote server. I worked on this a bit more to work around some bugs I initially encountered and added couple of new enhancements to . . . Read more

Alfred Workflow:Password Generation Tools

I’ve been using some password generation scripts and mainly it was revolving around apg. But I recently I learned about /dev/random and /dev/urandom  complimentary files that can be used for  a random number generator or as a pseudorandom number generator ( wiki ).  So I added the random number generator script into the Alfred . . . Read more

Alfred Workflow:IPv4 Reverse Resolution

The following is an Alfred Workflow to reverse an IP address with in-addr.arpa appended to it. For example to change the IP address from: 165.225.132.19 to: 132.225.165.in-addr.arpa One might want to use a workflow like this:     The Run Script contains the following: #/bin/bash IP=”{query}” SPLIT=`echo $IP | awk -F. . . . Read more

A Mini Encryption and CloudUploader Tool

I’ve been playing with encryption tools on various platforms and I have put together a mini application called CloudUploader for OSX Lion. The task is very basic and simple but useful too. What it simply does is that it allows you to select a file of your choice, zips the . . . Read more

SmartMachine Tools Package

Starting from  2012Q1 pkgsrc and later, you can download a toolset, a package called smtools from the Joyent pkgsrc repository which can benefit SmartMachine users in many ways. You can find more information here. The one currently I have in my own SmartMachine is the 20130103 package # pkgin se smtools smtools-20130103 . . . Read more