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Ubuntu Server: How to Create a Symbolic Link

Just as a quick note to myself because I’m doing this more often in server setups these days (which nevertheless is still infrequent enough that I need to drop notes for myself) – to create a symbolic link (symlink) on… Continue Reading →

Windows: How to Comment out a Line in a Batch File

As a reminder to myself so that I don’t have to Google it each and every time I need to work on a Windows Server (in other words, very seldom), there are three ways of adding comments into batch files… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu Server: How to Attach and Mount a Hard Drive

The other day we needed to pull data off a restored VM running an older LTS version of Ubuntu Server. My IT contact helpfully attached a small 500 MB drive to the VMware vSphere server and then left me to… Continue Reading →

How to Delete a Folder using the Windows Command Line

If you find yourself stuck in the Windows Command line environment and have an itching desire to delete some of your folders, here is the command to do it: RMDIR. If like me you are one of the older guys… Continue Reading →

How to Create a Zend Framework Project that Uses Modules

If your website can be logically split into a number of different functionalities, it makes sense to group those functionalities accordingly. In Zend terminology we are talking about modules, literally the folder splitting of logically grouped pieces of functionality. However, by default a generated Zend Framework project isn’t modular and to get the thing properly modularized, here’s what you have to do.

How to Create a Zend Project from the Command Line with zf

To generate an empty project shell using the Zend Framework is pretty easy thanks to the powerful zf command line utility.

How to Start or Stop MySQL Server on Ubuntu via the Command Line

To stop a MySQL server instance on an Ubuntu linux install via the command line is as simple as entering:

Ubuntu Terminal: How to Quickly Create a SQL Dump File from a MySQL Database

Backing up your MySQL database or generating a copy of it to shift around is quite a simple affair thanks to the powerful mysqldump command that ships with MySQL.

Ubuntu Terminal: How to Quickly GZip a File

File archiving is a particularly simple affair and there are quite a few different archive algorithms to pick and choose from. GZip (.gz) has for long been associated with Linux as one of its main archiving algorithms and so today’s quick command line tip highlights how to quickly create a zipped file on your system.

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