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automate installing tripwire using expect

tripwire is a handy part of an intrusion detection system. It’s a nice piece of software but the installer is interactive which makes it a pain to install automatically (e.g. when using PoolParty/EC2). Below is a simple expect script I whipped up to solve the make install problem. Hopefully this will save someone two or [...]
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lftp has an option mirror:order

We’ve been using lftp for years here. It’s stable and has a volume of options. I just found out today that lftp has an option to set the order in which files are uploaded if you are using the mirror command. You can set it like so: set mirror:order '*.jpg *.gif *.png *.js *.css * [...]
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