Linux Command: chown

This is a guide I’m mainly written a personal how-to guide, but I hope it can help others. System Ubuntu Server Version 16.04 Official manual Page chown This is a fairly generic Linux-based command so it work across different Ubuntu editions and versions. To change owership of single or multiple file/directory: chown -R openhab:openhab /opt/containers/openhab/ Variables: -R recursively change ownership […]

Linux Command: mkdir

This is a guide I’m mainly written a personal how-to guide, but I hope it can help others. System Ubuntu Server Version 16.04 Official manual Page mkdir This is a fairly generic Linux-based command so it work across different Ubuntu editions and versions. To create directories: mkdir -p /opt/containers/openhab/{conf, userdata, addons} Variables: -p create parent directory as needed {dir1, dir2} […]

Linux command: usermod

This is a guide I’m mainly written a personal how-to guide, but I hope it can help others. System Ubuntu Server Version 16.04 Official manual Page usermod This is a fairly generic Linux-based command so it work across different Ubuntu editions and versions. To add an existing account called ‘account1’ into the ‘group1’ group: sudo usermod -a -G group1 account1 […]

Linux command: useradd

This is a guide I’m mainly written a personal how-to guide, but I hope it can help others. System Ubuntu Server Version 16.04 Official manual Page useradd This is a fairly generic Linux-based command so it work across different Ubuntu editions and versions. To create a new non-root system user called ‘account1’ with no home directory: sudo useradd -r -s […]

Using Pelican Themes on Windows

As I’m figuring out the Pelican blogging platform one of the first things I wanted to do was learn how to change the theme. The easiest way to accomplish this is to leverage the git system on the Windows workstation and then make Pelican aware that they exist. In case you don’t already have Git installed on your workstation here […]

Moving Forward and Experimenting

I’m experimenting with the Pelican blogging platform. A natural question is why use this over a well established platform like WordPress? My answer is two-fold…. First, it is minimal and fast. While the features in WordPress are great I just don’t use any of them to any great extent. I won’t complain about the sheer number of plug-ins, because in […]