Git Basics from the Command Line

Using Git from the Command Line

notebook sketch of github logo

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Cumpleaños Feliz

Happy Birthday Bitpi!

photo of the bitpi crew

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How to check your storage on the Raspberry Pi

Fire up the command line

Use this trusty old linux command to view the current storage stats on your Pi.


Screenshot the df command

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htop - Task Manager for Linux (including Raspbian!)

A Useful Tool

Whether I’m on a headless ubuntu server or messing around on my Raspberry Pi, htop proves to be a useful tool. Htop is task manager or ‘process viewer’ as the founder, Hisham Muhammad and the project contributors refer to the program. Hisham’s other projects can be found here

Screenshot of htop

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Adjusting NGINX for Visible Directories or Files

Before we begin

If you want to learn how to set up an NGINX server using your Raspberry Pi, here is a great post by Shane Pfaffly.

Create the directory

From the command line, navigate to your /var/www/ directory. Then create a new directory and name it whatever you desire.

sudo mkdir nameofyournewdirectory
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Quick and Easy Vulnerability Testing with Wapiti

What is Vulnerability Testing?

Testing that identifies security issues (or vulnerabilities) with a website or web application.

Vulnerability Scanners

There are a large number of vulnerability scanners that a person can use to automatically evaluate a website. Today we’ll be using a tool called Wapiti that we can run from the command line. There are plenty of other great tools out there of course.

WARNING - Don’t use these tools on websites you do not own or have permission to test. You very well could be breaking laws if you do.

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How to Compile ffmpeg on a Raspberry Pi

Encoding video files on Raspberry Pi

Encoding video files to different formats takes a lot of processing power from a computer. I realized this when I was compressing a lot of my “raw” AVI files from my camera down to a more acceptable/compressed format for archiving.

The Raspberry Pi is a perfectly capable computer to do such a task. Offloading the encoding process to the Raspberry Pi frees up your main machine for more important tasks such as gaming/surfing Reddit/watching movies - you know, important stuff!

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