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How to Time a How Long a Terminal Command Takes

If you have a long running script that you are working on improving, it can be useful to figure out exactly how long the script or command takes to run so you’ll know for sure whether the next run was faster or slower than th…

The Best Linux Distributions for Beginners

If you want to try Linux, you’ll need to choose a Linux distribution. There are hundreds of different distributions, but some are better to start with than others. These are the best Linux distributions that we recommend for …

How to Replace a String With a MySQL Query

This is a really stupid article, and the only reason I’m writing it is in the hopes that I’ll finally stop forgetting the syntax and having to google which order the MySQL REPLACE function’s arguments are supposed to go. And …

How to Gracefully Restart nginx (And Why)

After you make configuration changes to your web server or other service, you generally have to restart the process to get it to recognize the updated settings. The problem is that the regular restart first kills the process …
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