Author: Lars Händler

20 years of coding and working as software engineer but I am still eager to learn more. I am very passionate when it comes to open source, Linux and Java. But I made my peace with Windows long ago to fully enjoy my PC gaming hobby. I have a soft spot for 90s electronic music and Babylon 5. In the evenings you will find me roaming the endless space in Warframe (IGN k05h).

wget save with different file name and special characters in url

To save an URL into a different file name the “-O” option is the best way to go. If you have special characters like ? or & in your URL enclose the URL in double quotes.

This is how it should look:

SSL source without checking the certificate

If you have a ssl source and do not want to have the certificate checked:

It is time to quit Warframe

Never before have I spent thousands of hours with a video game. Playing the game, scouring the forums, reading guides and thinking about new builds over 2 years does add up. And now it is time for me to leave. more

Linux console whereis VS which

In a recent incident where I was looking for Java on the console I noticed a difference between whereis and which. This is the short version:

searches the standard Linix (Unix) locations for a specified command

which returns the pathnames of the files which would be executed in the current environment

I prefer which because I am more interested in if a binary can be accessed in the current environment.

Using mail from command line

Simple mail directly from command line


Install node.js on Linux Mint 18 / Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

At the time of writing node.js LTS is in version 8.9. Therefore installation of version 8.x on Linux Mint is shown