Script to Install PhantomJS on a Linux CentOS Machine

What is PhantomJS? PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with a JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG. Download v1.9 Get started. The project homepage for PhantomJS can be found here: In this post we will show you how to download and […]

Install libxml2

Script to install LibXML2 on a Linux CentOS machine via RPM

In simplest terms, LibXML2 is am XML parser.  The project can be found here: LibXML2 attempts to standardize XML formatting, compiling and rendering across different operating systems, machines and environments.  If you have code that will be doing XML parsing, chances are that you will need this package installed on your server. At the time […]

Flex 4

Script to install Flex 4 SDK on Linux CentOS

I have built several Hudson and Jenkins servers in the past and have needed to install the Flex 4 SDK along with them.  These have been on Linux machines running CentOS.  To help in this process I created some handy scripts to download and install these packages. Flex is often needed on Linux servers when […]

How to find files that symlink to a target file

A great command was shown to me today that I wanted to share.  The problem is that there is not easy way to reverse lookup on dynamic symlinks.  By default linux based symlinks are simply a one way alias.  The target file in a symlink has no clue that the source file is linking to […]

How do you Install PDSH?

How do you install PDSH? Parallel Distributed Shell (PDSH) allows the execution of the same command in parallel on multiple machines.  This post will quickly describe how to install PDSH. If you need to, you can download the source packages of the latest PDSH release from Install PDSH using the following command: rpm -ivh pdsh-RELEASE.src.rpm […]

Installing a PHP Pear Module

How do you install a PHP Pear Module? pear install <module-name> So – if you wanted to instal the Pear Pager module use: pear install Pager If the install was successful you shoudl see something to the extent of: downloading Pager-2.4.8.tgz … Starting to download Pager-2.4.8.tgz (36,122 bytes) ……….done: 36,122 bytes install ok: channel:// Note […]