WordPress double dash comes out as single dash

Recently I wrote a blog post where I listed some Linux commands that included a double-dash e.g. systemctl restart --now <servicename>.

To my surprise, when I inspected the published post later, I found that all my double dashes had been converted into single hyphens. It turns out this is a designed behaviour of WordPress. It is, after all, primarily aimed a casual bloggers who have a more journalistic style, and not as a way of presenting code.

I’ve seen a few suggestions online that present solutions involving editing *.php files on the WordPress platform but I’ve found an easier way that achieves the same result and at the same time preserves the original WordPress behaviour.

When you’re editing a blog and want to use a double-dash, simply use the option to insert a keyboard input as shown here:

Your input will appear highlighted in grey like this:

Press Esc to exit this mode and keep typing. Simple as that!

Kubernetes : Installing minikube on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL) with KVM.

In this post I’ll be showing you how to install a simple Kubernetes system that can be used for training purposes. The solution uses minikube, a tool that lets you run Kubernetes locally. minikube runs a single-node Kubernetes cluster on your personal computer (including Windows, macOS and Linux PCs) so that you can try out Kubernetes, or for daily development work.

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Veeam Backup for Office 365 Installation and Configuration Guide – Part 1

As more and more organisations, both large and small, move to Microsoft Office 365 for their productivity apps, deploying the right technology to protect the data that they generate on the platform is becoming increasingly important. And it’s important to note that Microsoft themselves do not take any responsibility for the long-term protection of your data residing on their platform. To help O365 customers to understand where Microsoft’s responsibilities ends and the customer’s begins, Veeam have developed a useful Shared Responsibility Model. In brief, the data that you create and store on Office 365 belongs to you and it is your responsibility to make sure it is fully protected for both recovery and compliance purposes.

With years of experience in the data protection industry, Veeam has developed Veeam Backup for Office 365 (VBO) and in this step-by-step guide, I’m going to show you how I installed and configured a 30-day trial version of VBO, with examples of backup and restore options.

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