ZSH tips

Posted on 2018-10-09 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with ZSH, Shell, Linux



Useful to have a notification when a long command completes.

To enable it, add zbell to your plugins array if you are using oh-my-zsh or source the definition file.

To configure:

  • The minimum time commands must take for the notification to happen, use: ZBELL_DURATION. For instance ZBELL_DURATION …

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Bash tricks

Posted on 2018-10-03 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with Bash, Shell, Linux



Use this at the top of all your Bash scripts to avoid problems:

# Exit on error.
set -e
# Don't allow undefined variable.
set -u
# Make pipeline fail if any command in it fail.
set -o pipefail

Heroku tips

Posted on 2018-10-03 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with devops, Heroku

Use an editor

By default there is no editor on Heroku. To get one, you can use the heroku-nano plugin like this (or by installing as a plugin):

mkdir bin
cd bin
curl https://github.com/Ehryk/heroku-nano/raw/master/heroku-nano-2.5.1/nano.tar.gz --location --silent > nano.tar …

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Python tricks

Posted on 2018-10-03 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with Python

Inspect TLS certificates with requests

Use the snippet below to capture and inspect the certificates of a distant site and its chain with requests.

import requests

HTTPResponse = requests.packages.urllib3.response.HTTPResponse
orig_HTTPResponse__init__ = HTTPResponse.__init__
def new_HTTPResponse__init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
    orig_HTTPResponse__init__(self, *args, **kwargs …

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Use dnsmasq with NetworkManager

Posted on 2018-09-08 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with linux

This will, for instance, allow you to redirect all matching domains to a certain server: dnsmasq will intercept the DNS query and return the ip you specified.

To do this, edit NetworkManager configuration in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and add in the main section dns=dnsmasq:


You …

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VSCode tips

Posted on 2018-09-02 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with VSCode




To use a venv with VSCode, add in the folder settings:

    "python.pythonPath": "~/.virtualenvs/bureauxlocaux--Uxk5jFn/bin/python",
    "python.unitTest.pyTestEnabled": true

Deploy your source maps to Rollbar with Ansible

Posted on 2018-07-16 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with Rollbar, Python, Ansible

I recently had to integrate Rollbar (a service to track errors) with a JS application. One nice thing about Rollbar is that if you provide it with source maps, it will point to you where the error is in the original unminified code.

Since the application is deployed with Ansible …

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Timeout a function in python

Posted on 2018-06-02 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with Python

You can use signals and a context manager to acheive this. The idea is to register a function that will raise an exeption when the alarm signal is received and schedule the alarm signal for the timeout.

import signal
from contextlib import contextmanager

def timeout(time):
    # Register a function …

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Some tips for django

Posted on 2018-05-21 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with Python, Web, Django

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JavaScript tips

Posted on 2018-03-07 in Trucs et astuces • Tagged with JavaScript

Normalize an UTF-8 string

Rely on String.prototype.normalize().

const str = "Crème Brulée"
str.normalize('NFD').replace(/[\u0300-\u036f]/g, "")
> 'Creme Brulee'

Source: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/990904/remove-accents-diacritics-in-a-string-in-javascript/37511463#37511463