TIL: auto-input yes/no/anything to command prompts

Have you ever been running a script or command, and just want to easily pass “yes” to all prompts? It turns out there’s a simple command for that: yes. Piping yes to a script will provide every script prompt with a y response. In fact, yes can take a single argument, allowing us to customizeContinue reading “TIL: auto-input yes/no/anything to command prompts”

TIL: Node app deployment with SSL

I thought SSL certificates with a DigitalOcean VPS were easy; then today I learned to deploy a Node app with Now by Zeit. Following their basic tutorial, I deployed an example app in seconds. Then after creating a CNAME record for a subdomain, I linked the two together, and had my subdomain live with a valid Let’s EncryptContinue reading “TIL: Node app deployment with SSL”

TIL: HTTPS sites are not so hard any more.

Like many, I was curious to see how the Let’s Encrypt project would roll out in the real world. I remember looking at documentation for setting it up when it first came out, and quickly moved on – it seemed complicated and laborious (still, pretty great for a free SSL cert). Now that it’s beenContinue reading “TIL: HTTPS sites are not so hard any more.”