fish: Unable to create a configuration directory for fish.
July 10, 2015
Recently I’ve taken a liking to Fish Shell. It’s simple, colorful and provides lots of features out of the box, without requiring any configuration whatsoever. Since I have a tendency to touch a lot of different systems, the “out of the box” provides a quick and clean environment to work with. However, today when I was setting up a new machine I ran into a new error message. fish: Unable to create a configuration directory for fish. Your personal settings will not be saved. Please set the $XDG_CONFIG_HOME variable to a directory where the current user has write access.
WordPress: Updates without FTP/SFTP
June 5, 2012
I’ve been using WordPress on Snowulf for almost two years. In that time, one of the most important things I learned was how to enable updates via SSH/FTP. Today, I bring you something that may very well relegate that post to an amusing anecdote. It turns out that the more recent versions of WordPress, with a little bit of tweaking, can update themselves without any FTP/SFTP access at all!