• Adda
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    8 months ago

    Nevertheless, there is the one hidden advantage of this approach: You learn new things while trying to automate everything. Remember, that it is the journey that is important, not the destination ;)

  • Yote.zip
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    98 months ago

    Sometimes you’ve got time now and you don’t know if you will later. My folder full of messy scripts are an investment for the future! Any day now…

  • @[email protected]
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    88 months ago

    And don’t forget the 10 hours to adapt it to a more generic workflow when you need to do something similar 3 weeks later

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    I just straight up gave up trying to automate renewing my wildcard certificate from Letsencrypt after who knows how many weekends. Typing a single command won’t kill me lol

    • Kurai (sh)
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      78 months ago

      Sounds like you can schedule that command with crontab then

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        That’s the easy part, the hard part was getting the acme-dns authentication to work since you can’t use the regular automated update with a wildcard certificate.

        • tool
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          48 months ago

          What exactly are you having trouble with? I’ve automated all of our LetsEncrypt renewal stuff at work, including certs for wildcard domains, and it’s using the DNS plugin.

          • z500
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            Honestly I’ve sunk so much time into this that I never want to think about it again if I can just run a shell script once every 3 months haha. I never understood the process too well.

            • tool
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              28 months ago

              Ok, well, let me know if you want some help with it in the future, because I’ve done it an uncountable number of times.

              • z500
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                18 months ago

                Thanks, I appreciate that. My cert is expiring in a few weeks, maybe I’ll take another crack at it.

  • tool
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    68 months ago

    I was not prepared to look into a mirror when I opened this post…

  • Reef
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    48 months ago

    And then spending an hour fiddling with my crontab

  • Rho
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    48 months ago

    i automate things so i have more free time for my hobby: automating things

  • @[email protected]
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    08 months ago

    The one thing that i will avoid at any cost is math, i would rather write a program to do it for me