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Accessing NTFS Partitions From Linux

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The following steps can be used to access an NTFS partition from Linux.  We did this in order to be able to connect a MyBook drive formatted with an NTFS partition to a Linux computer. 1. Download Fuse and NTFS-3G. 2. As a non root user untar fuse and ntfs-3g using tar -zxvf <file> 3. […]

New England Dive Center is Live

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New England Dive Center is a full service diving shop located in Wallingford.  They provide classes and vacations for divers of all skill levels.  Their store also has a large selection of diving equipment.  The company recently hired Pinpoint Digital to revamp their existing outdated web site.  We created a new design for them as […]

Deleting an Open File in Linux

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Some applications such as Apache need to be restarted after deleting a log file.  One way to clear out the contents of a log file is to simply write the contents of /dev/null to the file by using the following command: cat /dev/null > <somefile> My guess is that this works because the file preserves […]

Adding Virtual Hosts without Restarting Apache

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We had a requirement of setting up an Apache 2.2 / ColdFusion 8 web server that could have virtual hosts added throughout the day without any disruption to running pages.  Initially it looked like an Apache graceful restart would be a fine solution for this.  However, what we ended up finding is that any running […]

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