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 …

Enable SSH using the Terminal on macOS

The other day I was helping a client with her mac. Suddenly, Finder crashed and I ended up with just the Terminal open. This is what forced me to enable SSH using the Terminal. I decided to brew a great cup of Bourbon coffee first. To enable SSH using the Terminal is quite simple. It …

How to find Python shell executing in 32bit or 64bit

I was a little confused about how find Python shell executing in 32bit or 64bit. After taking a walk by the Buskwick Inlet Park in NYC I decided to look into this. I found a simple and quick way to find if my Python shell is executing in 32bit or 64bit. I’m using a macOS …

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 …

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 …

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 …