Using ezreset on Webserve

Important:
On Webserve, the default version of PHP is 7.1; however, PHP 5.6 will still be available until it is retired at the end of December 2018. Webtest servers are already using PHP 7.1. For help specifying which version of PHP to use, see PHP server-side scripting language.

On Webserve, the ezreset command launches a script that backs up copies of your configuration files and replaces them with the versions that are included with new accounts. These configuration files control the appearance and behavior of programs such as Emacs, as well as the general environment of your account. If problems arise with these files, you can use ezreset to replace them with working copies.

  • On Webserve, some login files will prevent you from running Unix commands; for example, you may receive a "Command not found" error after entering a common command like ls or cd.
  • You may see an error when logging in:
    stty: invalid argument 'new'
    Try 'stty --help' for more information

To correct these errors:

  1. Log into your Webserve account using SSH. For detailed instructions, see Publishing to Webserve.
  2. At the Unix prompt, enter:
    /usr/local/bin/ezreset

After you run this utility, you will be able to use SSH on Webserve without receiving the error messages listed above.

This is document bfso in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2017-05-16 11:41:25.

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