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MonoDevelop: How To Get ASP.NET MVC 3 (Razor) Project Working On Ubuntu 14.04

Since the recent release of Ubuntu 14.04 I was surprised to see a new version of MonoDevelop, so I wanted to try creating an ASP.NET MVC 3 (Razor) project but it failed and threw the following exception:

System.IO.FileNotFoundException:Could not find file "/usr/lib/monodevelop/AddIns/MonoDevelop.AspNet.Mvc/Templates/Common/Index.cshtml".File name:'/usr/lib/monodevelop/AddIns/MonoDevelop.AspNet.Mvc/Templates/Common/Index.cshtml'

So while searching on the Internet for hours I found the following solution and hope this will solve your problem too. Continue reading

Writing a Simple Linux Daemon Program

I have decided to write a watcher daemon to watch a specified folder for any newly created files or folders. I did some googling and found that it was very simple to create a daemon program in Linux.

First you will need to create your source file and include the following header file:

#include <unistd.h>

In the main function you need to call daemon() like this:

int main()
{
    if (daemon(0,0) == -1)
         err(1, NULL);
    while(1)
    {
         Do something here....
    }
}

In the while loop you can put your own code to perform a specific task. 

To run the daemon when your system boots up edit the file /etc/init.d/rc.local and add the following line at the end of the file:

/usr/sbin/yourdaemon

note: make sure the you copied the file to /usr/sbin or else the file can not be found when the system is booting up.

The daemon function parameters, I have specifice 0 for the first paramter to use the root “/” folder instead of the working folder and the second parameter I have done the same which will redirect all standard input, output and errors to /dev/null.

Detailed information on how to use the daemon function can be found here.