Monthly Archives: January 2012

Testing Cron Jobs for the correct user

Testing Cron Jobs in Linux can be a pain – especially if you’re using a tool like CPanel which abstracts away some of the processing. However, with a couple of quick commands, it’s possible to track down where your cron jobs may be failing and get them running smooth as silk.
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The Terminal 101

What is the Terminal?

The Terminal is simply a way to execute commands and to view the files on your computer. It is very similar to the Graphical User Interface that allows you to click around and shows you icons of files. The Terminal, however, is a text only environment.

The text only environment is a common source of frustration as it can often times be hard to see why a command didn’t work (eg; a typo), or know exactly which directory you’re in, or any number of other new concepts for first time users of the Terminal. Continue reading

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Zend Framework Quickstart with MySQL

The Zend Framework Quickstart guide is a great place to start with the Framework, however it bases the example program on SQLite. As MySQL is the choice of the rest of the world (and even Zend’s own Stack installation), here is the Zend Framework Quickstart done with MySQL.

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