An American lawyer, doctor, and engineer are arrested in France and sentenced to be guillotined. The lawyer is placed in the device first, and the executioner releases the blade. It jams half way down! The lawyer says, “By the laws of your land, you must let me go!” The executioner sighs and says, “Oui, monsieur, get out of here!” Next up is the doctor, and again the blade jams. “By the laws of your land, you must release me!”, and he is let go. Last up is the engineer. Would you believe it? The guillotine’s blade jams again! The engineer twists his head around, studies the mechanism, and announces, “Ah, I see your problem!”
With errorpages, you can easily knock out error document pages usable in an Apache server. I have no idea if they would work in an IIS server, but should work in any server that supports <error number>.shtml files called upon that error's appearance.
The program, as shipped, produces 400.shtml, 401.shtml, 403.shtml, 404.shtml,
406.shtml, and 500.shtml files. They are ready to be placed in the root
directory of your site (or could be placed elsewhere, with the appropriate
entry in your
.htaccess or similar file). The C code may be easily modified to change
the list of error documents produced, or (less easily) the template for the
The program is controlled by a configuration file, named on the command line. This configuration file specifies things like the site name, business name, domain, webmaster email address, background color, and business logo. The last two items may be used to produce an error document that fairly closely matches the style of your site pages.
The whole purpose of errorpages is to provide a quick way to create similar-looking error document files for a number of errors, for a site, which is compatible with your site's appearance (at least, color and logo). Of course, you are free to customize the code to produce a set of error documents with a different flavor. We won't be offended.
To run "ep", customize and rename the configuration file.
ep < yourConfigFile
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