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The trouble started when emails were coming in claiming first “Fail” and later “DegradedArray” events of a software raid running on a Debian Linux server. Looking into logs revealed an SSD (NVMe) died but let us look at it step by step.

The prompt of lftp can be configured in the config file via the set prompt directive. A while ago I found a prompt on the internet but forgot where, here it is:

If you’re not using gnome or xfce but have some gtk apps installed then you could always set your theme preferences via ~/.gtkrc-2.0 like this:

I recently switched to airline as powerline replacement for vim.

To enable support for powerline-fonts the following steps were needed:

If you encounter an too many open files exception you usually edit /etc/security/limits.conf and increase the value. But on Ubuntu (10.04 LTS at least) this is ignored!

When using Linux it is often helpful to use the following command if an application crashes:

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