Run traceroute on macOS Terminal and Understand the Results

The other day a client was having issues reaching a couple of websites from within their office environment. Our good command line utility traceroute came to the rescue. I used to run this command back in the days when mainly using Windows. Luckily, we can run traceroute in macos terminal. I had to brew another …

Reload Config Apache httpd Without Restarting Apache in Linux

I was not sure when a client asked me “How do I gracefully restart Apache on my Linux server?” This prompt me to brew another coffee at home and then find how to reload Apache httpd config without restarting Apache server. There are several methods for this depending on your Linux version: Using apachectl to …

Git error: Please tell me who you are

The other day after having a great cup of coffee from my friends coffee farm in Quillabamba, Peru I got an error in Git saying “Git error: Please tell me who you are”. This happened after I entered my usual Git credentials in my Terminal. After doing some research I found out that Git made …

Check Windows NTP Configuration Using The Command Prompt

The other day I got a client asking for help syncing time across all Windows 10 thin clients with their NTP server. After taking a walk around NYC and witnessing many hanging shoes I refreshed my head I found a useful way to check Windows NTP configuration using the command prompt. Using w32tm To Check …

How to Fix Cron “Operation not permitted” error in macOS

I have been working on putting together a simple bash script to backup my client’s macOS users files to a local NAS in their office. I put this script in a cron job in my macOS Big Sur, but kept getting Operation not permitted” error in my macOS Big Sur machine. WTF! Crazy thing was …

Docker failed to solve with frontend dockerfile.v0: failed to create LLB definition

I was working on improving my Flask skills and at the same time learning about REST APIs and how to build them using Flask, Docker, MongoDB and AWS. I’m using git in order to have my code available and practice whether at home or at the office macOS computer I have. Somehow, after pushing my …

Ping Command Examples in Brief

The ping command is one of the most common used commands in the IT field. After taking a walk in Brooklyn New York City I decided to put together some ping command examples to remember. Basic ping command The most basic ping command example would be to just ping itprohelper.com: You can also test your …

How To Update macOS Using The Terminal

The other day my Finder crashed for some crazy reason. I’m using BigSur and wanted to update macOS using the Terminal since Finder was not responding. I decided to brew one of my favorite medium roast Caturra varietal coffee and put this little tutorial together. Listing Available Updates On The Terminal This is quite simple …

Enable vim Syntax Highlighting

I have to admit, I’m addicted to vim. There are many cool editors out there, but I still not used to them. Now, that I discovered how to enable vim syntax highlighting I decided to share some details. First, I want to thank you for your support with my ITPro Helper shop. I’m going to …

Filezilla.xml could not be loaded

I got this error Filezilla.xml could not be loaded right after launching a new Filezilla install on a clients Windows 10 machine. I have never seen this one before. Filezilla has always worked flawless for me. So, I decided to brew my own coffee before I investigate this issue. The quick fix for Filezilla.xml could …