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Looking for good documentation of odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files on Linux

I use FreeTDS on Debian to connect a php-driven website to a MS-SQL Server 2005 Database. The explanation I can give to the config files: /etc/odbc.ini Holds the instance that is referred to within ...
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What photograph technology is appropriate for site/datacenter documentation?

Google Business View seems like the pro option ;) Good luck.
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Looking for good documentation of odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files on Linux

If you only look at Unix implementations, you'll get some interesting ideas about how ODBC works. None of these implementations are 100% comparable to the reference implementation on Windows, produced ...
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Bash commands run at terminal but not in Jenkins/Bash Script

It looks like you want to ssh into my.host.example.com, then have the rest of the script run on that host. If this is the case, you need to pass the rest of the script as input to the ssh command; as ...
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Properly documenting installations of seldom used new technologies

My first essential building block is a desaster recovery plan for the awesome setup in question, ie. a step by step recipe for rebuilding it from scratch and restoring its data from the last backup. ...
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"Remember" the CLI commands you ran for a server

If you want to do it the old way, you can use script(1) to record your session.
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FreeBSD documentation: syslogd_enable and syslogd_flags in /etc/rc.conf?

Take a look at /etc/defaults/rc.conf -- this file contains defaults for all the rc.conf variables (in the base system). Everything you set in /etc/rc.conf only overwrites specific values of the ...
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Properly documenting installations of seldom used new technologies

generally speaking I divide my documentation into various stages. The first stage is the development which is chronological and documents all the steps taken to create the application. I start with a ...
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HAProxy listen with two arguments?

I think I just cracked this by finding this answer on superuser.com. In HAProxy 1.3.x, the deprecated reference manual said: 2) Declaration of a listening service ====================================...
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Powershell 2: How to eliminate duplicate help entries?

Below script is working for me, to remove duplicate entries in Get-Help: $sys32Help = Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\en-US\" -Filter {*help*} $sys32ModHelp = Get-...
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Bash commands run at terminal but not in Jenkins/Bash Script

When you copy, delete or move files, modify your script to use an absolute path. Currently you have these lines rm ./html.zip cp -r ./subdir/* /var/www/html/subdir/ change the ./ part to the full ...
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Tomcat7 numIdle JMX Bean meaning

According to this link it means the following: I wonder if it is still supported by Tomcat 7 and 8. It seems that it is supported by Tomcat 6 (see last edited 2013-12-19 10:14:01 by ...
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Documenting Source Code - Microsoft Word

You want a plain text editor for source code and project documentation, not a word processor. Microsoft Word will mangle your code with "smart" quotes and other typesetting features. Deploying and ...
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Haproxy unknown keyword bind *:80 in frontend section

This looks like you used some other whitespace character that looks like a space, but isn't actually the normal space character, between bind and 192.168.123.40:80. Try typing in the text again, but ...
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Industry Standards for Internal Documentation?

There are a number of ISO standards for technical documentation, as listed on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_documentation. The Wikipedia article implies that those are specific to certain industries ...
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ansible documentation of alternative use of deprecated ALLOW_WORLD_READABLE_TMPFILES

Valid problem with the docs documented in this issue: https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues/72264 ...which also contains the answer to your question: Effectively, you will need to view the ...
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A good method of mapping our AWS server infrastructure

I haven't found a tool that does good, useful AWS diagrams automatically yet. I have a few tools I use if I want a list of resources: AWS Tag Editor : built into AWS, just provides a list that you ...
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How to safely document details of small IT assets?

The best documentation is the one you update. As priority 1, I recommend getting a password manager and sharing the important secrets in a secure way with, depending on the size of your outfit, ...
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Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 documentation

I'm not sure I've ever seen a real equivalent of the guide you linked to for AX 4.0. If I remember correctly, for moving AX 4.0 customizations to another environment, you have two options: Exporting ...
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Industry Standards for Internal Documentation?

I don't know about any industry standards, but the best experience I've had with internal documentation was in an organization that had a dedicated team responsible for supporting and curating the ...
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Looking for good documentation of odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files on Linux

Okay simple difference between odbcinst.ini and odbc.ini from unixodbc site which is the first hit on google: The system file odbcinst.ini contains information about ODBC drivers available to all ...
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Need advice on documenting LAMP web site

I would say there are two important criteria that the tool must satisfy: At least one person on the team must have experience using the tool. The data must be stored in text files. The second ...
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Powershell 2: How to eliminate duplicate help entries?

never use "more" in powershell. more uses the default formatter (which format-table also uses.) if you had used the Format-list commandlet, you would have found that get-help returns an object with a '...
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Dell fumbles OpenManage installation process, forgets to write documentation?

I ran into this same issue installing Version 7.4 OpenManage Server Administrator on my Poweredge R420, 2 servers were sucessfull and the third failed. I tried joining the AD with no resolution. I ...
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