Author Archives: PW

Linux Find and Replace with sed

Have you ever found yourself googling how to find and replace within a file from the linux command line? Me too. Here’s the answer that works for me: sed -i 's/search/replace/g' /path/to/file.txt

Rather than type that command all the time, I wrote […] Continue Reading

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Bash Script to Show All Cron Jobs by All Users

I googled this up the other day and it's a winner for sure. The script was tagged as the best answer to "How do I list all cron jobs for all users?" over at stackoverflow.
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Recursively chmod only Directories or Files

This particular trick is invaluable, and I’m tired of googling it. You can read the original article here.

[note color=”#DDD”]Directories Only:
find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;[/note] [note color=”#DDD”]Files Only:
find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;[/note] And here are some other ones I […] Continue Reading
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Getting this damn blog to look the way I wanted!

I don’t even know where to begin. First, finding a good theme to use as a starting point is HARD. Don’t let anyone tell ya different. Second, tweaking that theme (the right way) is not always easy.

After hours of theme searching I finally came across Grey Opaque by H.-Peter […] Continue Reading

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Missing Admin Bar in WordPress

I just installed Wordpress and after installing a theme I liked I noticed that it was missing the Admin Bar on the public portion of the site. A quick google search turned up the answer in the Wordpress Support Forums:
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Compress/Uncompress a Linux Directory

I’m so tired of googling this. The reason I have to look it up every-damn-time is because I can never remember exactly what the switches are for compressing/uncompressing.

The following was taken from here.

Create Archive:

[note color=”#DDD”]tar -zcvf example.tar.gz /home/example[/note]


  • -z: Compress archive using gzip program
  • -c:
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Setting up a LEMP server on Debian 6

Skip the long winded description

Downloading Packages
Vhost Configuration
Installing MySQL
Installing phpMyAdmin
Setting up SFTP

I’ve been playing with linux as a hobby for about 13 years and I’ve been running my own virtual servers for web and mail for about 2. In all that time, my only […] Continue Reading

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