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 …

xcrun: error: invalid active developer path MacOS

Again, I decided to come back and keep up with my path to become a full time Web Developer instead of an “IT handyman”. So, I brewed another cup of my favorite Caturra coffee varietal and poured it on my Caturra coffee varietal mug to get some code with coffee inspiration. I opened my Terminal …

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 …

How to Change MacOS hostname using the Terminal

Hola! the other day I had a need to change a MacOS hostname using the Terminal. I did not have access to a GUI and had to do this remotely. Chagning the hostname using MacOS Terminal is quite simple and is my favorite method. This is why I decided to document this little how to. …

Connect to a remote MySQL database using Linux terminal

This is simple. After you setup a user with proper access rights run the below commands. # mysql -u yourUser -p -h <yourHostname or IP> A little explanation: -u tells mysql what your username -p tells mysql you have a password and will prompt you to enter it after you press enter -h tells mysql …

Linux df command line brief examples

df is a Linux command for for reporting file system disk usage on a Linux system. While brewing coffee at home I found the following. How to view disk usage using df command? Simple! Simplest way is just to type df on the command line and you should get the below output: Filesystem     …

Activate File Sharing via Terminal macOS

The other day I only had access to my secondary Mac (mac mini) via the Terminal. For some reason Screen Share did not work. I needed to enabled File Sharing on my mac mini in order to transfer some backup files from my MacBook Pro to the mac mini. Coffee was brewing! This is how …