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Getting the GitHub Verified commit badge when using Visual Code on Mac OS X

The Issue

Recently I’ve started to use Visual Code as my editor on Mac OS X, and using it with my GitHub Repos. It’s pretty cool! However I noticed that when I submit a commit via code, I do not see the verified badge.

github commit view - verified

The Cause

When I look at my global git config on my Mac OS X machine, I can see that I’ve configured the settings so that my user details are passed to GitHub as an author of the repository.

git config --global --list

git config --global --list

The Fix

We need to setup a GPG public key to be used by git on our machine when interacting with GitHub. Continue reading Getting the GitHub Verified commit badge when using Visual Code on Mac OS X

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Download Releases from Github using Curl and Wget

The issue

I was trying to download a software release from GitHub using Curl and hitting an issue, the file wasn’t large enough for a start, it was unusable and clearly not the file I expected.

curl -O https://github.com/kastenhq/external-tools/releases/download/3.0.12/k10tools_3.0.12_linux_amd64


% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 635 100 635 0 0 2387 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 2387

I tested this in a browser and found the link redirects elsewhere, hence the issue.

The Fix

Just needed to specify a few extra arguments.

curl -LJO https://github.com/kastenhq/external-tools/releases/download/3.0.12/k10tools_3.0.12_linux_amd64

# Explanation of the arguments

-L, --location      Follow redirects
-J, --remote-header-name Use the header-provided filename
-O, --remote-name   Write output to a file named as the remote file

If you wish to use wget instead.

wget --content-disposition https://github.com/kastenhq/external-tools/releases/download/3.0.12/k10tools_3.0.12_linux_amd64

# Explanation of the argument 
--content-disposition        honor the Content-Disposition header when choosing local file names (EXPERIMENTAL)

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