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From Marc Buyens <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Locked Apache configuration file
Date Sat, 20 Mar 2010 16:12:19 GMT
Well, first of all, you can see it. I use EditPad to edit text files 
etc. and the icon shows a little lock bottom left. When I open the file 
in the editor, it warns me about the file being read-only or in use. Of 
course, it might be a problem of the editor, so I opened the file in 
Notepad. This works, does not give a warning, but when I ask to save the 
file, it sends me in a save as dialogue. When I specify the same 
filename and after confirming that I want to replace the file, the save 

On 20/03/2010 15:48, Eric Covener wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 9:23 AM, Marc Buyens<>  wrote:
>> Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, it does not solve the mystery. I
>> installed the tool and used the search option to find references to the
>> file, but without result. I am not an expert in these things, but I tried
>> finding references to the file or its folder, etc. in various ways, but it
>> does not return any results.
>> Another thing that I observed is that I can rename the file, but if I do so,
>> the file is immediately recreated.
> What made you think it was "locked" in the first place?  There's a
> Vista/Win7 FAQ that lets users edit administrator-owned files by
> silently redirecting them as soon as you make changes, but Apache sees
> the original.

Marc Buyens
Analyst, Management Consultant&  Managing Director

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