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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1
Subject:   Apache doesn't start anymore
Date:   2005-04-06 15:20:08
From:   raechyl
Response to: Apache doesn't start anymore

I'm having pretty much the same problem. I opened httpd.conf in TextEdit because Terminal gave me an error when I tried BBEdit. Of course I realized I couldn't save it in the httpd directory, but instead of being a little more brilliant and saving it to the desktop, I tried using sudo pico /etc/httpd/httpd.conf in Terminal. I made the changes and then I couldn't restart Apache. Then I tried using the above advice, but with the backup file of httpd.conf that I had made. Unfortunately, that didn't work. I really hope people are still checking this because this is a time-sensitive question. Any ideas?