Posts tagged with “Git

Preventing direct access to hidden files and folders

Hidden files and folders usually contain configuration data and other goodies not intended for public consumption. Git, for example, saves all sorts of useful information in a root-level directory named .git. By default these files and folders don’t appear in a directory listing, but depending on server setup and where they live relative to the […]

Installing EFF’s certbot locally on a mac

[Updated 11/17 to reflect deprecation of Let’s Encrypt Mac OSX client.] While it’s preferrable to install Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s certbot* on your hosting environment (so certificate renewal can be automated via cron), you’ll need root access to do so, in order to install dependencies. For those situations where that’s not possible, (such as a site hosted […]