How to Restart PiHole after a Reboot

You’re enjoying PiHole and then boom, something happens. System crashes. Power goes out. Water balloon hits the circuit breaker. You boot your Pi back up, but your PiHole is no longer runnning. You long for PiHole’s ad blocking capabilities. Let’s get your PiHole back up and running.

Fire up that command line.

pihole -d

The -d flag is to look for issues automatically.

Directory Shortcuts in Linux

The situation

Often I end up going to the same directories in the terminal over and over again. Some of those directories are like 10 folders deep. It gets old tabbing through all those directories.

Linux saves the day

Use the link command to create a nickname for a directory path. (example below)

ln -s /home/whoa/crazy/uhhh/wow/there/are/a/lot/of/directories banana

So next time instead of typing that crazy long directory, all you have to type is banana.

-s is for a ‘soft link’. This just means that when that directory is deleted, banana will no longer be a valid shortcut.