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· 4 min read

Share data between your running Docker container and your computer

If you don't have Docker yet, please consult my Install Docker and play with PHP post first.

When running Docker without specifying a volume, everything done during the execution of Docker is done in memory. In other words: if the PHP script you run from Docker creates folders or files, these will never be created on your disk. They will be created exclusively in memory.

· 2 min read

Open your Linux folder in Windows Explorer

Did you know it is possible to use the Windows Explorer program and navigate on your Linux filesystem?

An easy way to open your current folder in Windows Explorer is to call the explorer.exe binary.

So, f.i., in your Linux console, open any existing folder like cd ~/repositories/blog and then, just run explorer.exe ..

· 3 min read

Opening a RDP connection to the Linux local instance

When WSLg is enabled, it's possible to access to the graphical user interface of your Linux distribution (in my case, it's Ubuntu).

If you don't have xrdp yet, you can install it by running:

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y upgrade
sudo apt-get install -y xrdp

· One min read

The easiest way to run a PHP script / website

The situation: you wish to run a piece of standard PHP code (no dependency) like the one below:


echo "<h2>Incorrect, silent bug</h2>";

print_r(json_decode(utf8_decode("Ipso lorem"), true));

echo "<h2>Incorrect, we got an exception</h2>";

print_r(json_decode(utf8_decode("Ipso lorem"), true, 512, JSON_THROW_ON_ERROR));