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From "Ola Ogunneye" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] New User 101 question: How do you open and save you httpd.conf file
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2003 15:45:40 GMT
You may be better off using a text editor like textpad, I personally
preferred it when I started trying to edit http.conf anf the likes.
However, Notepad used correctly would get you the same thing.

When you save the file, you must save it as httpd.conf. To do this, you
need to type the whole name as httpd.conf and choose all files for

Before you do this, save a copy of your current httpd.conf in another
directory as backup. 

Good luck.

>>> 12/05/03 10:36AM >>>
When I install Apache (I've had to do it a few times now) and I find my
httpd.conf file, It does not open normaly.

The windows list pops up and say select which program you would like to
this file with.

So I select the note pad. (so far so good?)

Then if I change a line of it, what do I save it as? The note pad can
save as text as far as I can tell. So I have save mine as text.

I am begining to get the feeling that this is not the way to change your
httpd.conf file.

Last time I changed it, it messed everything up, so I simply saved it
to the way that it was in the first place (however, since I opened and
it with note book ands save it as a txt file it wasn't the exact same as
was in the first place) Or was it?

Thanks for any advice.

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