Windows – Path changes not updating

Multiple times when I change the path on Windows, via the ‘Environment Settings’ dialog, those changes don’t apply.

Even when I reopen the command prompt, the settings don’t seem to be there.

So, either I would log out of Windows completely and log back in or do a system restart. This was a big pain and God knows how much time I’ve wasted with this!

Recently, I got tired of this and decided to dig in a bit deeper and finally found the answer!

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upgrading bitwarden / vaultwarden

I had posted earlier about running Vaultwarden (a Bitwarden server in Rust). This has been running amazingly all this time.

But today, when I tried to log in from the browser extension, I kept getting an error.

Searching in the forum, I found the issue – I had to update the Vaultwarden server.

Since I was running Vaultwarden as a Docker container, and I had run the docker command directly, so I decided to create a docker-compose.yml file instead this time.

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Nginx – folders as subdomains

I have a projects folder in which I put multiple folders, each having an html page.

So, the folder hierarchy looks something like this –


I want to have each of these folders as subdomains to my domain, so I had to create an nginx conf file for each one with a different root path.

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Postgres pg_dump without password

I have to do a dump of a Postgres database on a regular basis.

So pg_dump is the obvious choice to do this as is cron to do this periodically.

But the main problem with this is – pg_dump expects a password to be entered at the prompt. There’s no way to pass the password in the prompt to be able to do this.

Stackoverflow to the rescue.

What is required is a .pgpass file in the home directory.

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‘asdf’ not finding program

I discovered asdf quite late! I was relying on a bunch of different programs to manage Ruby (rvm), Node (nvm).

asdf was an amazing headache saver. It already has core plugins for Elixir, Erlang, Node and Ruby. Plus, it has community plugins for what seems like practically anything under the sun.

I had installed asdf on a new system. And as usual, there were some crons to run on it. I kept getting a /bin/bash/ruby not found error.

After some time I realized I had faced this problem before as well!

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