6 Github alternatives that are open source and self-hosted

Posted on in Categories Open Source last updated June 6, 2018

Git is a version control system. Linus Torvalds created Git in 2005 for development of the Linux kernel. Git is mainly used for software source code management. However, it can be used to keep track of any set of files such as HTML or CSS or a tutorial written in the markup language. Git is a Distributed Version Control Systems. A dedicated Git server helps to manage access control, show contents of a Git repository via the web and manage multiple repositories. In a Git, clients do not just check out the latest snapshots of the files. They entirely mirror the repository including history.

OpenBSD 6.3 released ( Download of the day )

Posted on in Categories Datacenter, Hardware, Howto, Networking, Open Source last updated April 2, 2018

OpenBSD version 6.3 has been released. OpenBSD is demonstrating to be an excellent server operating system. Security is more critical now than ever before. OpenBSD leads the pack when it comes to security features. OpenBSD provides a very robust and trustworthy system that comes with the cutting-edge security feature. OpenBSD 6.3 continues to offer the “multi-platform, ultra-secure operating system” experience. The OpenBSD team releases a new version every six months.
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Linux/Unix desktop fun: sl – a mirror version of ls

Posted on in Categories Command Line Hacks last updated March 31, 2018

One of the most common mistakes is typing sl instead of ls command. I set up an alias, i.e., alias sl=ls; but then you may miss out the steam train with a whistle.

sl is a joke software or classic UNIX game. It is a steam locomotive runs across your screen if you type “sl” (Steam Locomotive) instead of “ls” by mistake. Now there is a twist to older sl command.
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400K+ Exim MTA affected by overflow vulnerability on Linux/Unix

Posted on in Categories Linux News, Security last updated March 8, 2018

Exim is a free and open source message transfer agent (MTA) developed at the University of Cambridge. It is famous on Unix and Linux systems connected to the Internet. It is freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence. There is a buffer overflow in base64d() of Exim MTA that allows an attacker to run code remotely. ALL versions of Exim MTA affected by overflow vulnerability i.e. CVE-2018-6789.
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Linux/Unix desktop fun: Simulates the display from “The Matrix”

Posted on in Categories Command Line Hacks, Howto last updated January 3, 2018

The Matrix is a science fiction action movie from 1999. It was written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. The film has falling green characters on screen. The digital rain is representing the activity of the virtual reality in “The Matrix.” You can now have Matrix digital rain with CMatrix on a Linux or Unix terminal too.

Deleting all existing comment author urls in WordPress using mysql command

Posted on in Categories Command Line Hacks, Howto, Programming, Web Developer last updated December 23, 2017

I have like over 50k+ comments posted on this site. A commenter is allowed to leave their website or Github/Twitter URL in the comment section. Unfortunately, many websites are dead creating a mess. Many are just spam and nothing else. This is not good for anyone. Here is a quick way to delete all existing comment author URLs in WordPress using mysql command line option.

How to customize title in WordPress themes using pre_get_document_title

Posted on in Categories Howto, Open Source, Programming last updated December 13, 2017

WordPress version 4.4 and above use a filter called pre_get_document_title() for a customzing title for each page, post, tag, category and more. For example, I can change 404 error title using this filter. One can use the wp_title() which was formerly deprecated in version 4.4 but was returned for compatibility reasons.

Book review: Mastering Vim Quickly From WTF to OMG in no time

Posted on in Categories Reviews last updated November 18, 2017


The vim editor is a free and open source text editor. It is a clone of vi text editor. Vim is extremely popular among the Linux, macOS and Unix-like system users. Vim has many commands. It comes with a pretty extensive built-in manual too. One might get lost in the built-in manual. Let us see if “Mastering Vim Quickly From WTF to OMG in no time” can help a new or experienced vim user to increase productivity.