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I have a problem in restoring my php.ini in the server. I was changing some line but I accidentally cut off and save.

Any idea how to restore it back?

Environment:

CentOS release 6.3 (Final) x86_64 PHP 5.3.17

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if you haven't yet restarted apache (and are thus still using the pre-editing php.ini), you could save the info from a phpinfo page to help figure out what options you had. –  user16081-JoeT Oct 20 '12 at 0:31
    
Sorry I'm a noob in this matter. Any way I can export data from phpinfo? –  ninjascorner Oct 20 '12 at 1:24

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Restore from a backup.

Sorry, there's no magic sysadmin way to recover a file you deleted/saved over/set on fire/etc.

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Right but my bad that I dont have a backup. Is there any way I can get a default php.ini somewhere? –  ninjascorner Oct 20 '12 at 1:23
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@ninjascorner, if you don't have a backup you not only don't get any sympathy, you're also on the wrong site. This site is for IT professionals and professionals make sure they backup before changing things. –  John Gardeniers Oct 20 '12 at 1:25
    
@ninjascorner you could do an install on another machine to try to get a "default" php.ini ... not that this is a good idea, mind you, but it's possible. –  HopelessN00b Oct 20 '12 at 2:25
    
Yeah I just tried it now and it works..thanks man...I'm just learning in Unix and this will be my first lesson. Thank you for helping me even if I'm not a professional. Mistake is a key to become a better one I guess. –  ninjascorner Oct 20 '12 at 4:45

You're out of luck as far as 'undeleting' it is concerned.

It's possible to restore one file from an RPM, see here for an example.

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Thanks mate very informative and useful. –  ninjascorner Oct 20 '12 at 4:47

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