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Get the Latest Git Repository Tag

To obtain the latest git repo tag issue the below command. In my case this is how we list the latest master version of what is pushed to our test server or live server. bash [web@server project]# git describe 1.0.0-21-g58c28a4 Our format is main_version-revision-hash which will ensure that all commits are unique. You can issue…

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Install and Configure NTP on CentOS 5.X

This is just a brief howto about installing and configuring NTPD (Network Time Protocol Daemon) on a Linux server which in this case is specifically NTPD. First we will install ntpd, then update the current time on the server, configure ntpd to restart on server boot, and then start ntpd. Install NTPD: Run the below…

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How to Turn Off SELinux on a CentOS Server

Follow the below directions to turn off selinux on a CentOS server. SeLinux can cause many issues and if your server is behind a properly configured firewall as well as the systems administrator only opens necessary ports that are configured properly your risks should be minimal. Modify selinux Configuration:Modify the selinux config file by issuing…