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 The rsync command is probably one of the most used commands out there. It is used to securely copy files from one server to another over SSH. Compared to the scp command, which does a similar thing, rsync makes the transfer a lot faster,...

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Introduction Markdown was created by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz who contributed on the syntax. Nowadays Markdown is everywhere, from readme files and writing messages in online discussion forums. I'm even writing this very article in Markdown as we...

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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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How to write your first Bash script?

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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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