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Customizing Mysql Prompt For multiple Servers

If you are using mysql regularly on multiple servers its really useful to have the promt in mysql to show something more than mysql>. It would be useful if it showed the username,hostname, current database and things like that.
So how to do this.

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Pass cookie from script to firefox

I had a requirement to get firefox to open a logged in page in firefox. I used it for automated opening of some logged in pages. But there is another use for it. It can be used for opening mail or any other site that needs to be logged in. The only issue, this method works on sites that relies on cookies only. This is fine as almost all websites run using cookies. So what the script does is, it has the username and passwords. It logs into your account and gets the cookie and passes the cookie to your browser. So when we open the page again in browser it already has valid cookie and there is no need to login. You will go thought to the logged in page and thats it. You just need to run the script and you can make the script to take any number of sites. Currently I have configured only to automate for Yahoo! . It can be easily extended to add any more sites.

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Change Timezone in Linux from command line

Changing the timezone in linux is done in a weird method. There is no configuration file where you can edit and change timezone. The method is simple and very easy. You need to link to the timezone you need. Find the timezone file you need in /usr/share/zoneinfo/. Go to correct folder and find the place nearest to you( or with the correct timezone). Now link it to the /etc/localtime with the following command example

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