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Linux/bash: using mutt to send a file as an email attachment (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/08/21

Just in case I need this again:

None of the mutt ones worked for me. It was thinking the email address was part of the attachemnt. Had to do:

echo “This is the message body” | mutt -a “/path/to/” -s “subject of message” —

Thanks Alexander Bird for noticing the double-dash, rynop for the modified answer and Chris N for the original answer.

From mutt(1): Mutt Mail User Agent – Linux man page: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Linux, Power User, SuSE Linux | Leave a Comment »

[Solved] Nexus 4 won’t turn on or charge (via: Android Forums at

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/08/20

Had this happen to me this week. Took me quite a while to figure out how to resolve it, then had to restore everything as it was wiped.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Google, Nexus 4, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Some more notes on ASUS RT-N66U, firmwares, temperatures and versions

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/08/20

In the the irregular series of ASUS RT-N66U and TomatoUSB posts:

Execute this script from the Tomato USB interface, or a ssh/telnet shell:

cat /dev/mtd0ro | grep bl_version
nvram get os_version
nvram get clkfreq
wl -i eth1 phy_tempsense | awk '{print $1/2+20;}'
wl -i eth2 phy_tempsense | awk '{print $1/2+20;}'
  • Line 1 gets the CFE bootloader version
    (1.0.2 and lower boot with 32K of NVRAM, 1.0.3 and up with 64K of RAM; some Firmwares work around the 32k limitation)
  • Line 2 gets the Firmware model and version
  • Line 3 gets the CPU speed
  • Line 4 and 5 get the temperature for eth1 (2.4 Ghz) and eth2 (5 Ghz) in Celsius
    It is based on the RMerlinDev (firmware developer) information on temperatures: These are for each radio. Take the returned value, divide by 2, then add 20. Results are in Celcius.
    Next to that knowledge, it uses a few tricks on awk calculation, and first parameter in awk (the second parameter would be the hex value of the temperature code in parenthesis) which is easier than shell calculations.

Based on those, I found a few very useful scripts:


Posted in ASUS RT-N66U, Awk, bash, Development, Internet, Network-and-equipment, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, TomatoUSB | Leave a Comment »

GitHub System Status

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/08/19

Any site should have a stat system like this: GitHub System Status.

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Power User, Software Development, Source Code Management, Subversion/SVN | Leave a Comment »

Windows: Where is my DropBox configuration?

Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/08/18

Running DropBox on a roaming profile is a pain, especially when DropBox auto-starts.

Limitation: you can now use it on only 1 PC in the roaming profile domain at a time (I’ve not yet tried Open Source Software and Windows 32-bit: Multiple Dropbox (Do It Yourself).)

The reason is that depending on the logoff/logon order of machines, DropBox will overwrite parts of its configuration, and then think it needs to start with a fresh configuration.

Solution: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »


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