Change prompt and enable command auto-completion [updated]

I really like some simple extensions and changes to command line in Linux. An ability to enable command auto-complete, commands history navigation and changing prompts look in particular.

However, not every console is suited with these changes, so I wrote this simple article to keep all my how-tos around Linux command line in one place.

Read More "Change prompt and enable command auto-completion [updated]"

Enable LDAP support in PHP served under XAMPP and Windows

Connection to LDAP in PHP isn't that easy task by itself. Things get even more complicated, if you're working in XAMPP environment under Windows. It hope this article will help you in getting un-stuck, if you're stuck on the similar things, as I did.

Notice: solution provided in this article may not work for you! It worked on my office computer and failed completely on my home computer, though both are quite similar (same version of Windows and XAMPP etc.).

Since, we're talking about very stupid system (Windows) and about even more stupid situation (claiming, that file is not found, though it exists in folder listed in PATH variable), I have no bloody idea, why it doesn't work (or why it does work on certain computers) and how to solve this problem.

Read More "Enable LDAP support in PHP served under XAMPP and Windows"

Two-way encryption in PHP

I found two quite interesting examples at Stack Overflow about two-way encrytion / hashing in PHP. While two-way encryption is never as secure as one-way version (some claim, that two-way encryption methods are not secure at all), it is still a good alternative to not using encryption at all. For certain simple tasks, you may find it quite useful.

Read More "Two-way encryption in PHP"

Never allow users to transfer files with non-Latin characters in name

I have received a PM message at Yii forum asking about possibility of transferring (via HTTP upload) files with non-English characters in filename. In this particular example, a Greek and Chinese (and English), but with option to support all the languages, that exists.

Conclusion: No f*ing way! But, if you wish to read something more about this, follow with this article.

Read More "Never allow users to transfer files with non-Latin characters in name"