Friday, December 2, 2016

How Do I Make a JSON Pretty Printer App Using PHP for Development/Debugging Use as a Coder?

Ya'll know you don't wanna be posting your app's JSON responses, which may include sensitive information, to some third party website which could easily or accidentally log this info... think, decrypted passwords might be in your response, API keys, the name of your app. Lot's of stuff ain't nobody but you should see. So here, make your own JSON PRETTY PRINTER using PHP and RUN IT LOCALLY on your comp. Yea boi! Get it!
<?php
$str = <<<EOT
{"name_first":"John"}
EOT;
echo json_encode(json_decode($str), JSON_PRETTY_PRINT | JSON_UNESCAPED_SLASHES);
^ Save the file. Name it something such as json-pretty-printer.php and then run it on the command line by typing 'php' then the path to your script. Hit enter. Boom.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How can I search the entire (unix) file system for files whose name contains a specific substring?

# To list files whose name contains "yoursearchterm"
find / -name "*yoursearchterm*" -print
Swap the "/" with a more specific path to limit your search. Add "-maxdepth 1" after the path and before "-name" to limit your search to a single directory.

Credit: http://stackoverflow.com/a/11329078

Friday, July 17, 2015

How to link your Mac's standard php location (/usr/bin/php) to a specific version somewhere else in the file system.

To map your Mac's standard php location to a specific version somewhere else in the file system, run the following command:
sudo ln -s /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.5.3/bin/php /usr/bin/php

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How Do I Configure iTunes to Store iOS Device Backups on an External Hard Drive?

Sadly, this is done via Terminal rather than iTunes.
ln -s /Volumes/1TB\ Fantom/iOSDeviceBackups/Backup /Users/johnerck/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/

Monday, December 15, 2014

Thoughts on setting up a CentOS 7 box

# VARIABLES:
# my_ip_address: 23.253.55.25
# my_first_not_root_user: admin
# my_ssh_port: 4972
# my_bitbucket_project_1_owner_username: abovemarket
# my_bitbucket_project_1_name: logs.abovemarket.com
# my_bitbucket_project_2_owner_username: abovemarket
# my_bitbucket_project_2_name: new.abovemarket.com
# my_server_admin_email_address: john.erck@abovemarket.com
# my_local_path_to_wildcard_crt: ~/Business/Above\ Market/SSL/STAR_abovemarket_com/STAR_abovemarket_com.crt
# my_local_path_to_wildcard_ca_bundle: ~/Business/Above\ Market/SSL/STAR_abovemarket_com/STAR_abovemarket_com.ca-bundle
# my_local_path_to_wildcard_pem: ~/Business/Above\ Market/SSL/STAR_abovemarket_com.pem
# my_local_path_to_wildcard_key: ~/Business/Above\ Market/SSL/STAR_abovemarket_com.key
# my_remote_filename_for_wildcard_crt: STAR_abovemarket_com.crt
# my_remote_filename_for_ca_bundle: STAR_abovemarket_com.ca-bundle
# my_remote_filename_for_pem: STAR_abovemarket_com.pem
# my_remote_filename_for_key: STAR_abovemarket_com.key

# Create new CentOS 7 box, then:

ssh root@my_ip_address
passwd
useradd my_first_not_root_user
passwd my_first_not_root_user
visudo # Add "my_first_not_root_user ALL=(ALL) ALL" after "root"
nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config # Update "Port" to my_ssh_port
systemctl restart sshd.service
vim myfirewall

# myfirewall TEMPLATE TEXT OPEN

#!/bin/bash
#
# iptables example configuration script
#
# Flush all current rules from iptables
#
iptables -F
#
#  Allows all loopback (lo0) traffic and drop all traffic to 127/8 that doesn't use lo0
iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT ! -i lo -d 127.0.0.0/8 -j REJECT
# 
#
#  Accepts all established inbound connections
iptables -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
# 
# 
#  Allows all outbound traffic
#  You can modify this to only allow certain traffic
iptables -A OUTPUT -j ACCEPT
# 
# 
# Allows HTTP and HTTPS connections from anywhere (the normal ports for websites)
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 443 -j ACCEPT
# 
# 
#  Allows SSH connections
#
# THE -dport NUMBER IS THE SAME ONE YOU SET UP IN THE SSHD_CONFIG FILE
#
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW --dport my_ssh_port -j ACCEPT
# 
# 
# Allow ping
iptables -A INPUT -p icmp -m icmp --icmp-type 8 -j ACCEPT
# 
# 
# log iptables denied calls
iptables -A INPUT -m limit --limit 5/min -j LOG --log-prefix "iptables denied: " --log-level 7
# 
# 
# Reject all other inbound - default deny unless explicitly allowed policy
iptables -A INPUT -j REJECT
iptables -A FORWARD -j REJECT
#
#
# Save settings
#
/sbin/service iptables save
#
# List rules
#
iptables -L -v
#

# myfirewall TEMPLATE TEXT CLOSE

chmod +x myfirewall
./myfirewall
yum update
yum install httpd # Apache
yum install mysql # For release purposes needed on app server
yum install php php-mysql # The mother ship
yum install php-gd # Needed for app server image processing functions to work
yum install git
yum install mod_ssl openssl
systemctl enable httpd.service # So that it will automatically start after a reboot
exit
scp -P my_ssh_port ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub root@my_ip_address:my_machine_id_rsa.pub
ssh -p my_ssh_port root@my_ip_address
cat my_machine_id_rsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
chmod 700 ~/.ssh
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
restorecon -Rv ~/.ssh  # Ensure the correct SELinux contexts are set
exit
scp -P my_ssh_port ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub admin@my_ip_address:my_machine_id_rsa.pub
ssh -p my_ssh_port admin@my_ip_address
cat my_machine_id_rsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
chmod 700 ~/.ssh
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
restorecon -Rv ~/.ssh  # Ensure the correct SELinux contexts are set
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "my_server_admin_email_address"
cat /home/my_first_not_root_user/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

# Then, go to: https://bitbucket.org/my_bitbucket_project_1_owner_username/my_bitbucket_project_1_name/admin/deploy-keys
# and add the key as "my_first_not_root_user@my_ip_address"

# Then, go to: https://bitbucket.org/my_bitbucket_project_2_owner_username/my_bitbucket_project_2_name/admin/deploy-keys
# and add the key as "my_first_not_root_user@my_ip_address"

exit

# Copy your SSL certificate file and the certificate bundle file to your Apache server.
# You should already have a key file on the server from when you generated your certificate
# request. If not, transfer that too.

scp -P my_ssh_port my_local_path_to_wildcard_crt root@my_ip_address:my_remote_filename_for_wildcard_crt
scp -P my_ssh_port my_local_path_to_wildcard_ca_bundle root@my_ip_address:my_remote_filename_for_ca_bundle
scp -P my_ssh_port my_local_path_to_wildcard_pem root@my_ip_address:my_remote_filename_for_pem
scp -P my_ssh_port my_local_path_to_wildcard_key root@my_ip_address:my_remote_filename_for_key
ssh -p my_ssh_port root@my_ip_address
mv my_remote_filename_for_wildcard_crt /etc/pki/tls/certs/my_remote_filename_for_wildcard_crt
mv my_remote_filename_for_ca_bundle /etc/pki/tls/certs/my_remote_filename_for_ca_bundle
mv my_remote_filename_for_pem /etc/pki/tls/private/my_remote_filename_for_pem
mv my_remote_filename_for_key /etc/pki/tls/private/my_remote_filename_for_key
vim +/SSLCertificateFile /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf

# Update file like so:
SSLCertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/my_remote_filename_for_wildcard_crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/pki/tls/private/my_remote_filename_for_key
SSLCACertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/my_remote_filename_for_ca_bundle

systemctl restart httpd.service
mkdir -p /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_1_name
mkdir -p /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_2_name
chown -R my_first_not_root_user:my_first_not_root_user /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_1_name
chown -R my_first_not_root_user:my_first_not_root_user /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_2_name

su my_first_not_root_user
cd /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_1_name
git clone git@bitbucket.org:my_bitbucket_project_1_owner_username/my_bitbucket_project_1_name.git .
cd /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_2_name
git clone git@bitbucket.org:my_bitbucket_project_2_owner_username/my_bitbucket_project_2_name.git .
exit
mkdir /etc/httpd/sites-available
mkdir /etc/httpd/sites-enabled
vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

# Add the following line to the end of the file:
IncludeOptional sites-enabled/*.conf

vim /etc/httpd/sites-available/my_bitbucket_project_1_name.conf

# Add the following text:
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName www.my_bitbucket_project_1_name
    ServerAlias my_bitbucket_project_1_name
    DocumentRoot /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_1_name/www
    ErrorLog /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_1_name_error.log
    CustomLog /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_1_name_requests.log combined
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:443>
    ServerName www.my_bitbucket_project_1_name
    ServerAlias my_bitbucket_project_1_name
    DocumentRoot /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_1_name/www
    ErrorLog /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_1_name_error.log
    CustomLog /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_1_name_requests.log combined
</VirtualHost>

vim /etc/httpd/sites-available/my_bitbucket_project_2_name.conf

# Add the following text:
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName www.my_bitbucket_project_2_name
    ServerAlias my_bitbucket_project_2_name
    DocumentRoot /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_2_name/www
    ErrorLog /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_2_name_error.log
    CustomLog /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_2_name_requests.log combined
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:443>
    ServerName www.my_bitbucket_project_2_name
    ServerAlias my_bitbucket_project_2_name
    DocumentRoot /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_2_name/www
    ErrorLog /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_2_name_error.log
    CustomLog /home/admin/my_bitbucket_project_2_name_requests.log combined
</VirtualHost>

ln -s /etc/httpd/sites-available/my_bitbucket_project_1_name.conf /etc/httpd/sites-enabled/my_bitbucket_project_1_name.conf
ln -s /etc/httpd/sites-available/my_bitbucket_project_2_name.conf /etc/httpd/sites-enabled/my_bitbucket_project_2_name.conf
apachectl restart

# Make sure you've mapped your DNS records to point to my_ip_address for each of
# the project names/domains you setup.

# Boom, you're done.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

How does one go about creating a softlink?

ln -s ~/Dropbox/secure/project/_development.yaml clitools/_development.yaml
ln -s ~/Dropbox/secure/project/_local.yaml clitools/_local.yaml
ln -s ~/Dropbox/secure/project/_production.yaml clitools/_production.yaml
ln -s ~/Dropbox/secure/project/_release.yaml clitools/_release.yaml