Sam's notebook

Composer repository URLs can't use UNC paths? April 8th, 2014, 7PM


It would seem that when using Composer on Windows, one cannot use UNC paths as repository URLs. That is to say, the following doesn’t work: { “repositories”: [ { “type”: “vcs”, “url”: “//SERVER/Share/project.git” }, ] } Instead, the share must be mapped and the mapped drive letter used: “url”: “G:/project.git” This does, of course, have […]

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Backing up thunderbird email April 25th, 2013, 2PM


When backing up Thunderbird, the only files I worry about are the actual mbox files that store the ‘Local Folders’ (archived) email, and the *.mab addresbook files. Everything else is operational cruft. This might seem a bit extreme—after all, why not backup the account configurations and user preferences etc.—but I jump from machine to machine […]

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Switching an SVN directory to and from an 'externals' definition December 28th, 2011, 7AM


There seems to be quite a few posts out there about how to replace Subversion externals definitions with local directories, but not so much for going the other way. I’m not sure why; it seems to me more likely that one would start off with some small module as part of a bigger repository, and […]

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