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Old 10-08-2003, 11:39 PM   #1
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How do i find the proper linux config file?

Hello, I'm a linux n00b reeeeeally eager to learn more about linux. I'm currently running redhat9 with a pretty full install. I'm working with Apache, mysql, php, vsftpd, and plenty more programs. The question I'm having is how do I identify the *correct* conf file for a particular installation. For example, when I search for httpd.conf, I find like 6 different paths. Some paths don't really have the conf file and some are files and not directories. So how do I locate the correct Apache config file?

Thanks in advance!

Old 10-08-2003, 11:59 PM   #2
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httpd.conf typically resides in /etc/ or /etc/apache/
/etc/ is the main configuration directory -- most configuration options about services for the OS will lay within there, somewhere.

The other ones your finding are either backup copies, or examples.

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it's /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.
samba config file is /etc/samba/smb.conf

you can find out the path/syntax for various conf files by looking at the man pages, like man samba/man httpd.


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