This article assumes a basic knowledge of Docker.
This is the first article in a series of posts called “Simplified”, where I take a look at systems that I think aren’t adequately explained in their own “getting started” documentation. Today, I’m taking a look at one of the most complicated systems I’ve used to date.
systemd is preinstalled on most Linux systems and is commonly
known for being
the destroyer of worlds a constant cause of problems
a rather notoriously difficult system management daemon. I’d like to discuss
some reasons why both timers are essential to someone’s workflow as well as why
systemd should probably be chosen over cron implementations. As per usual, this
is implementation dependent and other software may suit your usecase better.
There was a bug in NPM as of version 5.7.0. In short, running as a user but using NPM sudo escalation would use the identity of the user as the owner of files modified by NPM, rather than the identity of root. This would happen for any file or directory that NPM would modify, when as root, AIUI.