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Error during: git svn clone “RA layer request failed: PROPFIND request failed on” means fix your proxy configuration

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/22

When during a git svn clone you get an error message starting with “RA layer request failed: PROPFIND request failed on” it means you have to set your git svn proxy.

This is in a different location than the git proxy setting (it would be too easy if these were the same, right?).

So you do not get/set it through commands like these:

git config --global --get http.proxy
git config --global http.proxy localhost:3128

Via Cannot do git-svn fetch behind proxy and  git svn clone died of signal 11 under cygwin (thanks janosFredrik Pihl and User Pavel, I found out that you need to change these files (create the .subversion directory and servers file when they do not exist):

  • Windows:
    • %HomeShare%\.subversion\servers
    • %UserProfile%\.subversion\serverssour
  • Linux:
    • ~/.subversion/servers

If you ever run in the same problem with the regular SVN client, then you need to change yet different files (why have 1 standard when you can have many?):

  • Windows:
    • %AppData%\Roaming\Subversion\servers
  • Linux:
    • ~/Subversion/servers

Ensure a section like this exists and fill in the blanks:

# http-proxy-exceptions = *,
http-proxy-host =
http-proxy-port = YOURPORT
# http-proxy-username = defaultusername
# http-proxy-password = defaultpassword
# http-compression = no
# http-auth-types = basic;digest;negotiate
# No http-timeout, so just use the builtin default.
# No neon-debug-mask, so neon debugging is disabled.
# ssl-authority-files = /path/to/CAcert.pem;/path/to/CAcert2.pem<


In some poorly managed networked environments, the %AppData% environment variable can be wrong, so make sure your Windows profile is not somewhere on a network share.

TortoiseGit seems to use yet another directory for GIT SVN server configuration.



Posted in Cntlm, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Power User, Source Code Management, SourceTree, Windows, Windows-Http-Proxy | Leave a Comment »

Intermittent but frequent OS X pauses may be from iCloud syncing | MacIssues

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/21

fseventer is a great tool for investigating Mac OS X file system events. Like many low-level tools, it requires admin privileges.

This is apparent through the use of the tool “fseventer” which monitors what files on your hard drive are being accessed.


via: Intermittent but frequent OS X pauses may be from iCloud syncing | MacIssues.

Posted in Apple, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X Lion, OS X Maverick, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, OSX Yosemite, Power User | Leave a Comment »

How to add screenshot to markdown/READMEs in github repository ? (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/20

Adding relative links to screenshots in markdown files (like works way better at GitHub than on BitBucket:

For GitHub, this works, has documentation and various places with tips:

In fact it is a reason for some people to move public projects from Bitbucket to GitHub.

For private repositories that is different as GitHub charges for private repositories, but BitBucket has free private repositories.

Note: if you go the npm way, then you might want to have absolute URLs: Add images to in GitHub – Stack Overflow.


via: git – How to add screenshot to READMEs in github repository ? – Stack Overflow.

Posted in BitBucket, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, MarkDown, Mercurial/Hg, Power User, Source Code Management, SourceTree | Leave a Comment »

Dynamic DNS through NO-IP: keeping your hosts current, and your NO-IP account happy.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/19

Now that DynamicDNS moved itself to a fully payed service, named it DynDns Pro, then renamed it Remote Access and limiting it to 30 hosts for USD 25 a year, I looked for alternatives, and noticed NO-IP.

I like it for a few reasons:

OK, last year, there was this Microsoft Legal Action and Controversy, but I think that is a once time thing (some people even argue that Microsoft wasn’t thinking), so I created the last script below in PowerShell.

A few open-source scripts to keep your NO-IP account happy (that also work on most other DDNS providers like Duck DNS):

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, bash, CommandLine, Development, Perl, PHP, Power User, PowerShell, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Wanneer is mijn huis nou eigenlijk gebouwd? – AT5

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/05/18

Wanneer is mijn huis nou eigenlijk gebouwd? – AT5.

Directe link:,4.9099,13

Our house is from the mid 1990s.


Posted in LifeHacker, Power User | Leave a Comment »


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