When working on my Mac, sometimes I find a process in Activity Monitor and I want to know what application the process belongs to. I was introduced to this command to do just that.
The checksum is like a fingerprint for the file. A file is processed through a known algorithm which results in the checksum, a.k.a “hash”, which is a string of letters and numbers unique to that file, e.g. 8ab686eafeb1f44702738c8b0f24f2567c36da6d. If the file is modified, the resulting checksum will be different. This allows a quick way to […]
At php[tek], I got the opportunity to meet Nicolas Steenhout. In addition to everything else he does, in the php[tek] slack channel he shared some recommendations for transcription companies.
On the Mac OS X bash command line, you can delete all directories, with the exception of one, in the following way. If our current directory has sub-directories and we want to delete all of them except, ./really-important-do-not-delete, we can run $ shopt -s extglob $ rm -rf !(really-important-do-not-delete) $ ls really-important-do-not-delete $ original source
With WordPress 5.0 a new block-based editing experience will be introduced (a.k.a. Gutenberg). This new editing experience is available via the Gutenberg plugin. By adding this plugin to your (development) WordPress website, you can preview the new editing experience. At the time of this writing, Gutenberg is still under-development so I recommend only installing it […]
There is a very useful command line tool called which. This tool determines which file will be executed when you type it. Unfortunately, this command can sometimes provide the wrong answer. Background The PATH environmental variable is a list of directories to check for an executable when it is entered. This means that an executable […]
This tweet blew my mind. $ git log | vim -R –Now press <K> on a commit hash. — Luke Diamand (@LukeDiamand) February 21, 2018 I spend a lot of my time in Vim and Git and this is an amazing combination of the two. While I love this command, I think we can do […]
Once an article reaches a certain length, it is valuable to allow linking to a specific part of the page by creating anchor locations. Unfortunately, creating an anchor location in WordPress involves writing raw HTML, which is not an ideal client solution. There are other solutions out there but Blinebury Design wanted a specific set […]
When I was a child, my mother often reminded me to clean up after myself. While I’m pretty sure she was talking about the kitchen, this is great advice for plugin authors as well. When someone deactivates your plugin, it is good form to remove anything you added to the database. The most common place […]