cp Command to Overwrite Without Confirmation

I’m used to running the cp command in Linux often. But, this time a client had an emergency and I needed to use the cp command to overwrite a directory in their Red Hat Linux box. I needed to login with root for this one. I needed to restore a directory to it’s original location …

Change MariaDB Data Directory Location CentOS

A client asked me if I can help their WordPress developer configure a development Linux box. They created a separate partition and wanted to change their MariaDB Data Directory Location on their CentOS server. After taking a walk in New York City by the Madison Square Park I decided to put this tutorial together. There …

Manage Linux Users with the passwd command

To manage Linux users with the passwd command is very handy and straight forward. After brewing a really good Colombian coffee at home from Finca La Camelia I decided to put this brief tutorial. passwd command options This option displays the status of a specific user. Example output: In the above example it shows that …

Create a New Linux Superuser Admin User

The other day I had to add a sudo user in Linux. I have done this many times in Ubuntu/Debian Linux boxes, but forgot how to create a new Linux superuser in RedHat/CentOS/Fedora family. I created this quick review and maybe can help others. Create New Linux Superuser in Ubuntu/Debian Let’s do this using the …

Setup Apache Virtual Hosts on Red Hat 8

Last week a client asked me to setup a dev and production environments on their new Red Hat 8 box. I have setup Apache virtual hosts in Ubuntu in the past. I knew to setup Apache virtual hosts on Red Hat 8 should not be that difficult. This is when I decided to take a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Find Command Examples Linux/MacOS

I wanted to put together some find command examples because I tend to forget this useful Linux command often. It is very important for Linux/MacOS administrators or DevOps to master the find command. While having my favorite coffee varietal Caturra the other day I decided to put together this brief find command examples: 1. Search …

Mirror a Website Using wget

The command is simple and to mirror a website using wget works fantastic. While I was crossing the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC I received a Slack chat from a customer. They wanted to backup some really old WordPress sites and just archive them as simple html files. You can mirror a website using wget easily. …