Wednesday, November 28, 2007

SVN Tip for Sakai

When your working on a checkout of Sakai and editing files across multiple projects it can be handy to see what you have changed, svn status is normally the way todo this but due to the number of external definitions in Sakai it produces allot of output which can't easily be suppressed. Piping this through egrep and tr can clean things up.

svn status | egrep -v "^(Perform|X)" | tr -s "\n"

Gives a nice concise output as though those externals didn't exist. Aliasing this to something like svnst makes it easy to get back to.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

NoMachine Client in Fullscreen

I have recently discovered the machine that is NoMachine and am using it to connect to my work computer from outside the office. So far it seems to work really well. The only thing is that I like to run it in fullscreen mode and was struggling to find out how to return to my local desktop. Eventually I found this post about NX which provided all the solutions. In summary the options are:
Clicking on the top right pixel
Minimises the NX Client and returns you to your client desktop.
Same as above
Brings up a popup asking if I want to terminate the session or just disconnect from it.
Now if only they had a client of Mac OSX which supported fullscreen mode.