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Storing passwords in PuTTY

How to save SSH username/password for auto login in PuTTy The answer is you can't do least in plain PuTTy. However there is an awesome fork with that let's you store the username and password and other additional features called KiTTy.

So grab yourself a copy and +1 this if you do, thanks.

Eclipse Auto Refresh Browser on Save

Automatically refresh the browser window when saving a file in Eclipse IDE All of my Django webdesign (yes SEOing there) work is done in the excellent and plugin rich Eclipse IDE on a Windows machine. The edit/preview workflow pattern is make some change, save the files (CTR+S), swtich to browser (ALT+Tab), refresh the windows (F5), switch back to Eclipse IDE (ALT+Tab) and rinse and repeat. Even though I can do this quickly it is repetitive and cumbersome and the seconds it takes turn into minutes and hours wasted over many projects.

Googling you will find posts that show how to automate the Alt+Tab F5 Alt+Tab sequence using VBScript and setting it as an automatic builder in Eclipse.

Now this is a good enough solution and it does work very well except that it does not work with all browsers. Google Chrome being one of them where the SendKeys seem to be ignored. However using an alternative utility NirCmd I was able to make it work as follows:
Download NirCmd and extract 'nircmd.ex…

/bin/bash^M: bad interpreter Error

Eclipse file saving and /bin/bash^M: bad interpreter The source of the error is having a bash file saved with line delimiter in Windows style rather the Unix format. To fix this you can use the 'dos2unix' linux utiltiy: $> aptitude install dos2unix The following NEW packages will be installed: dos2unix 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. $> dos2unix <file_to_fix>.sh dos2unix: converting file <file_to_fix>.sh to UNIX format ... Eclipse new line delimter setting But this post is about setting the Eclipse IDE to save in the Unix format, so let's get to it. To do so, right click on the 'project' in your navigation pane, select 'properties', and under the 'Resource' tab ensure to specify the 'New text file line delimiter' is set to Unix as shown above; while you at it select the same encoding as on your server which most likley is UTF-8. If you…