how to forward root domain to www in google domains

Root domain forwarding DNS

Many times you would want to forward your root domain to a subdomain of your website. The root domain which is also referred to as the naked domain or the bare domain is the website url that does not have an entry before the site name. For example, the URL or are examples where it refers to a…

how to setuid for a file in linux

qalc or qalculate calculator in linux command line

SetUID stands for set user id on execution. The Linux systems allow for elevated or escalated privileges when executing files. This is a special type of permission that can be set on the file in addition to the usual set of file permissions. When the setuid is set on an executable file, the users can execute that file with the…

the recipe to the armour cocktail: a manhattan variation

armour drink recipe

The Armour Cocktail is a classic drink which dates all the way to the early 20th century. The drink has since lost its popularity and is hardly seen in modern days. The recipe to the drink first appeared in the early edition of Straub’s Manual of Mixed Drinks published in the 1910s. You could see that the drink is very similar…

how to make a rusty nail cocktail drink

rusty nail cokctail

The Rusty Nail is one of the classic drinks that dates back to the early 20th century. The drink contains only two ingredients and is a very simple drink to make. The base ingredient is the Scotch Whisky, while the other is a liqueur that is based on Whisky. Despite the simplicity of the drink, it has been one of…

how to enable and disable syntax highlighting in vi or vim editor

vi syntax on and off

Syntax Highlighting is a feature where the readability of the displayed text is enhanced by showing certain words, phrases or keywords in differing colors or fonts. This is especially useful when viewing source code of various programming, scripting or markup languages. In fact any text with an associated grammar can have syntax highlighting. Integrated Development Environments (IDE) or Programming Editors…

how to search for text inside a file in the vi editor in linux

vi editor and search expressions

The vi or vim is a console based text editor in Linux. It is probably the most useful of Linux applications, in that you can quickly view and edit the text files right at the command shell. When viewing the text files, one of the useful features is the ability to search for a word or some text in the file….

how to use brace expansion characters in linux command line and shell scripts

brace expansion notation in linux command shell

If you are a Linux power user, you are probably working a lot with command shell both the command line interface (CLI) as well as shell scripts. Linux command line provides a lot of flexibility and powerful options when working with different commands: regular expressions, wildcards, meta characters, operators, file and i/o redirection, brace expansion etc etc. We will see…

what are server response codes and how do they relate to seo?

broken links detection with wget

HTTP status codes are three digits numbers that are returned by a web server in response to a web request by a client. This code provides some general information about the status of the request to the client. The response may (or may not) also contain a descriptive text regarding the status of the request. The IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers…

how to set or change your homepage in mozilla firefox

Home page settings in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has several options to configure the start or home page in the browser. The home page button allows you to easily go to a specific webpage or URL. This is probably a website that you visit very often and is also your start page. There are a couple of different ways to set the home page on the…

understanding log files in linux…where to look when things go wrong

log files in the linux systems

If you spend any amount of time working on Linux environments, either as an user or as an administrator then it is inevitable that you will need to check the log files at some point. It is quite possible that the system or an application is misbehaving or is not working and the best way to fix the issue would be…