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Happy Twenty-Fifth Birthday To Linux!

Twenty-five years ago this month, Linus Torvalds posted a message to the comp.os.minix newsgroup asking for ideas for a new project he’d been working on. The project — “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu” — was an operating system. At the time, it was unnamed, but, as I’m sure you all know, over the next quarter of a century, Linux popularized a new way of thinking about software development and became the seed that allowed thousands of businesses to flourish. (more…)

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A Complete Guide To chmod: recursive, force, and More

What Is chmod?

The purpose of chmod – which stands for Change Mode – is to change access permissions for files and directories. It’s also able to modify special mode flags, such as sticky bit mode, SUID, and SGID. It’s been present in Linux and other Unix-like operating systems since the 70s, in AT&T’s Unix Version One, but in the time it’s been in use, a number of access_control_lists have been added to increase the flexibility of the command.

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Using noatime, And Related Gems In Linux’s fstab

One of the more important configuration files in Linux is the File Systems Tab: fstab. Generally located in the /etc/ directory, it’s used to define how stuff should be mounted into Linux. What that means is that if you have a decent idea what you’re doing, you can enjoy some pretty significant performance increases on any servers you happen to be running, whether they’re physical or virtual.

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What Is PHP.ini – And How Can You Find It?

Hey there, folks! Today, we’re going to have a chat about PHP – more specifically, one of the most important files in any PHP installation. I’m talking about php.ini. This handy little file is used for everything from installing php libraries to updating plugins to configuring your entire server – so it’s kind of important. And it’s also more than a little distressing when you can’t find it. Today, we’re going to go over a few tips, tricks, and methods you can use to locate your PHP configuration file when it isn’t where it’s supposed to be. (more…)