Often when you are making changing to a system or some configuration and really don’t want to wait for the changes to show up there might be a need to repeatedly run the same command from a Linux terminal until you see the change is live. There are several ways that this can be done, some more complicated than others. Continue reading “Continuously Rerun or Repeatedly Running a Linux Command”
There are many random times working with api’s, mail servers, or other random tasks in a Linux terminal or ssh session that you run into the need to pass data encoded with base64 or decode a response that is encoded. At first look, this seems like a bit a of pain, but it doesn’t have to be. Continue reading “Encode or Decode base64 from terminal”
After launch a new server, that was not a full install of my own, I have found that the following steps help get it to a working state with a basic level of security. This is not all inclusive and it really just a baseline. This is specific to Ubuntu, but can be easily modified for any flavor of Linux.
With a service like Digital Ocean, AWS, or any similar service you will be given a basic install with only a root user. Continue reading “First steps on a newly installed server.”