Hello, my name is Bobby. Welcome to my Dev Blog

I am a professional System Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. I am an avid Linux lover and supporter of the open-source movement philosophy.

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Introduction More often than not you would need to perform some maintenance for your Laravel website. Luckily Laravel makes it super easy to put your application in maintenance mode! In this tutorial, I will show you how to do that, and also how to c...

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Introduction In Linux and other Unix systems, a pipe is a way of redirecting the output of one command or a process to another. This is also known as an unnamed pipe. For example, you could combine the following two commands: ls -lah | grep some_stri...

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Introduction Docker is an open platform for developing, shipping, and running applications. If you are new to Docker I would recommend going through this Introduction to Docker tutorial! In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to customize the output of t...

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Introduction Laravel is an open-source PHP framework. It was created by Taylor Otwell and it is based on Symfony. As of Laravel 6.x, it now follows Semantic Versioning, which essentially means that the major framework releases are released every six ...

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Introduction Using a long and secure MySQL password is necessary, however having to type that long password every time you run mysql -u root -p could be a bit frustrating especially if you want to run some MySQL commands in a script without being pro...

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List of Useful Exim Commands

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Introduction Exim is one of the most popular message transfer agent (MTA). It is widely used on different systems and is the goto message transfer agent for most cPanel servers. Exim was developed at the University of Cambridge for use on Unix system...

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Introduction Bash scripting lets you automate a lot of your tasks on Linux and UNIX systems. Bash combines the power of the Linux commands and tools with a powerful and robust scripting language. Bash is widely available on various operating systems....

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Introduction I host all of my websites on DigitalOcean Droplets and I also use Cloudflare as my CDN provider. One of the benefits of using Cloudflare is that it reduces the overall traffic to your user and also hides your actual server IP address beh...

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Introduction As a developer or system administrator, you might have to spend a lot of time in your terminal. I always try to look for ways to optimize any repetitive tasks. One way to do that is to either write short bash scripts or create custom com...

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Introduction Quizzes are a great way to test your knowledge on a specific topic. So I decided to create a tool called the Quiz API! Quiz API is a simple HTTP REST API for technical quizzes including a wide variety of topics like: Linux, DevOps, Prog...

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