How to install PHP 5.6 on CentOS 6.10

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I just did a fresh install of CentOS 6.10 today and needed to install PHP. It had been a while, so I needed a refresher. Note: PHP 5.6 is pretty much End Of Life, so you should be installing PHP 7.2, or higher at this point in time. That said, sometimes you have to support… Continue reading How to install PHP 5.6 on CentOS 6.10

How to use Tail in Windows Powershell

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Windows is slowly, but surely, catching up to the hundreds of useful utilities for reading file content that *nix have had for forever. As you know, opening a 1 gig log file in notepad is impossible. Even using Notepad++, which can open some pretty large files, will not open a 1 gig file. Thank you,… Continue reading How to use Tail in Windows Powershell

Vagrant status is “running” but VirtualBox shows “Powered Off” Windows 10

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You’ve installed Vagrant and run vagrant up and then vagrant ssh successfully. You then start VirtualBox Manager and it shows that it is powered off: In order to see the actual status, press SHIFT then right-click on the icon for Virtual Box, then click Run as Administrator You will see that it reports the VM… Continue reading Vagrant status is “running” but VirtualBox shows “Powered Off” Windows 10

How to get what version of Powershell you are using

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Microsoft Windows Powershell is a very useful tool that brought some sanity to managing Windows outside the GUI. To find the version you are running, open Powershell, paste and hit enter: $PSVersionTable.PSVersion Result: Windows PowerShell Copyright (C) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. PS C:\Users\username> $PSVersionTable.PSVersion Major Minor Build Revision —– —– —– ——– 5 0… Continue reading How to get what version of Powershell you are using

Export Sites and Application pools in IIS

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Open CMD as Administrator: Export AppPools All %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list apppool /config /xml > c:\apppools.xml Single %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list apppool “MyAppPool” /config /xml > c:\myapppool.xml Export Sites %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list site /config /xml > c:\sites.xml or in txt format (not very useful) %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list site > c:\sites.txt  

How to install Apache and PHP 7.2 on Windows Subsystem for Linux

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There are a few tips and tricks I found for this installation. Here are the details. Check Windows Version First, here’s the entire Microsoft section on WSL. I highly recommend reading through it. There are various differences between the latest Windows 10 updates, so this might not work for your version! I’m on Windows 10… Continue reading How to install Apache and PHP 7.2 on Windows Subsystem for Linux

How to install PHP Manager in IIS 10 or higher

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PHP Manager is a useful tool for configuring PHP in IIS. It is no longer supported, however, and a Registry trick is required to install it. Overview PHP Manager allows you to configure multiple versions of PHP for multiple VHosts on an IIS server. While it adds some overhead to the configuration, it can be… Continue reading How to install PHP Manager in IIS 10 or higher

Microsoft updates Notepad to cover more ground in the Mac dev war!

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The most interesting part about this is how much Microsoft wants to become the de facto web dev environment that Mac currently rules and this little change speaks to that. Here’s the MSDN blog describing the changes. In addition, however, is the Windows Subsystem for Linux. What MS has done is allow a “native” version… Continue reading Microsoft updates Notepad to cover more ground in the Mac dev war!

How to reset Ubuntu login Microsoft WSL

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Windows Subsystem for Linux has started to make Windows into an actual development platform! It’s not there yet, but it is getting there. Although I really appreciate how *nix and Macs have created the majority of dev workflows, I am excited to be able to use an upgradable $500 Windows 10 laptop instead of a… Continue reading How to reset Ubuntu login Microsoft WSL