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How to SCP (Secure Copy) with FileZilla on Windows XP

You can easily transfer files from a server that has SSH (Secure Shell) running but not FTP (File Transfer Protocol) using Filezilla on Windows. When using Filezilla it will be called SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) and will allow you to copy files from a server to your local Windows computer with ease. Follow the simple steps below to securely copy files from a server that is running SSH.

  1. Open Filezilla: First you will need to launch Filezilla. If you do not have Filezilla you can obtain it for free from this link.
  2. Open Site Manager: Click on File in the top navigation menu and then select “Site Manager” from the drop down. This will open Filezilla’s Site Manager, as shown below, where you can add, delete, and modify sites that you visit often.
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How to Add and Remove Internet Explorer Toolbar Buttons

Customizing the buttons located in the top left corner of your Internet Explorer browser window is easy though it might not be obvious to everyone. Below are details on how to add or remove various Microsoft IE toolbar buttons such as the Home Button, the Page Drop Down, the Safety Drop Down, the Tools Drop Down, the Feeds Button, the Bonjour Button, the Print Button/Drop Down, the Read Mail Button, and the Help Button just to name a few. A lot of third party applications that you install will add buttons to the Internet Explorer Toolbar which will eventually clutter up the toolbar which also includes your IE tabs. Below are the simple steps to add, modify, or remove these toolbar buttons and drop downs.

Example Picture of Internet Explorer Buttons:
This is typically located near the top right of the browser underneath the search box in IE (located on the right side of the address bar by default) and then below the Google Toolbar if you have that installed.

Internet Explorer Toolbar Buttons To Customize

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Setup Log Rotation for Multiple Ruby on Rails Projects Using Linux logrotate

Setting up log rotation for multiple Ruby on Rails projects on the same Linux server is easy using logrotate. If all of your projects are in the same directory structure it is even easier by using variables to work for each different project as explained below in detail.

First you will need to install logrotate which can be installed on CentOS Linux via yum as shown in the below command.

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  1. yum install logrotate
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Modify The WordPress Pages Widget to Include Pages Instead of Exclude Pages

Recently I was setting up a WordPress blog and needed to use the default pages widget to list a certain set amount of pages. On this blog I used the NextGEN Gallery for dozens of different galleries. The issue was that I wanted to only list a couple of pages using the default Pages widget and when using NGG I would have dozens if not hundreds of pages that I would need to exclude with the default Pages widget. So what I needed to do was include a couple of page ID’s instead of excluding hundreds of page ID’s.

The problem above can be accomplished by making one minor adjustment to one WordPress file. We will need to modify the wp_pages_widget PHP function to include the pages specified in the admin versus excluding them.

File to Modify: <wp-root-directory>/wp-includes/widgets.php
Line: 682

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