Bash Help Sheet
Shell Tips
April 15, 2007 | COMMENTS

Forgot a command or a shortcut in your favorite shell ? Here is a small help sheet with most used commands !

I read it some times for remember me some useful shortcuts that can help you to work faster with bash shell. I does this help sheet sometimes ago and never take time to finish it correctly. May be I’ll do a better version when I’ll have more time 😃
Bash help sheet thema : wildcards, escape keys bounds, tabs keys bounds, controls keys bounds, alt keys bounds...

bash help sheet ** Download it **:

Four useful Help Sheets (Vim, PHP, Linux...)
February 26, 2007 | COMMENTS

Here is a short list of Help Sheet (also known as Cheat Sheet). Those sheets are sometimes really useful.

  1. Quick references on linux administration. Click here for pdf version.

  2. Vim for (PHP) programmers, a real must to have for all VIM users. Click here for pdf version.

  3. A JQUERY (The Prototype-like library) Cheat Sheet. Click here for pdf version PAGE 1 / PAGE 2.

  4. Another Quick Reference guide about Linux Security. Little old but still really interesting. Click here for pdf version.

Common errors while starting Apache server on linux
Shell Tips
February 14, 2007 | COMMENTS

The correct way to start the apache server is to use the apachectl command.

apachectl stop

apachectl start

apachectl graceful

You can also check your configuration files.

apachectl configtest

A common error is probably this one :

(98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address

no listening sockets available, shutting down

This is caused by one or more processes running on the 443 (secure socket) port. You can get all the process ID’s that are running on this port with the command fuser or a more classical "ps auxww" with a less readable format.

nicolas@grimm:~$ fuser 443/tcp
443/tcp: 7977 6815 9819 35217
# Now you just have to do a **kill** on those process.
nicolas@grimm:~$ kill -9 7977 6815 9819 35217
# Or in a single line:
nicolas@grimm:~$ kill -9 $(fuse 443/tcp 2>/dev/null)

Other typical error would be those following :

(28)No space left on device: Couldn’t create accept lock


(28)No space left on device: mod\_rewrite: could not create rewrite\_log_lock Configuration Failed

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Files and directories user permissions on Windows XP
Shell Tips
January 18, 2007 | COMMENTS

You may have some troubles while using a network share on windows because of access restriction errors. Don’t panic, just use CACLS on windows XP.

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LINUX : How to reload or change your current shell ?
Shell Tips
January 10, 2007 | COMMENTS

If you have change your rc file of your favorites bash (like ~/.bashrc in "bash"), you can reload it easly by using "exec". Just type the following command line :

nicolas@grimm:~/$ exec bash

Exec replace the current process image with a new process image . So, now if you add aliases in your ~/.bash_aliases, just use "exec bash" and you could use your aliases in your current terminal. This way is also useful if you want to change your current shell without spawn another process. I mean, if you have a box where your login shell is a classical "sh", you can also do an "exec bash", that will replace your current shell by a friendly one.

Update: You can also use exec $SHELL which would be compatible with all your shells, though be aware your active shell may not be the same.