But a user there suggested that I post here too.
I had a ton of permission errors with my XAMPP installation, so I decided to uninstall and start over to avoid hassles with figuring out the correct permissions. I used the XAMPP backup and restore tool for backing up all of my websites and databases from my local XAMPP installation on my mac. The result of the backup was a 900MB shell script file. Then I tried to restore the backup file generated by the script to a new installation of XAMPP using the command 'sudo /Users/Joel/Desktop/xampp-backup-18-05-15.sh', but I got some strange errors upon doing so:
Joels-MacBook-Pro-2:~ Joel$ sudo /Users/Joel/Desktop/xampp-backup-18-05-15.sh
Checking integrity of files...
egrep: md5sums: No such file or directory
md5: *: No such file or directory
Restoring configuration, log and htdocs files...
tar: Error opening archive: Failed to open 'data.tar.gz'
cat: VERSION: No such file or directory
Installed: XAMPP 1.8.2-6
Backup from: XAMPP
The backup sofware is not able to handle different XAMPP versions.
Your backuped configuration from may not work with 1.8.2-6 and may need manually corrections.
XAMPP: Do you want to continue [nein] y
Restoring MySQL databases...
/Users/Joel/Desktop/xampp-backup-18-05-15.sh: line 184: *.sql: No such file or directory
* FAILED: cat: output: No such file or directory
Restoring MySQL user databases...
/Users/Joel/Desktop/xampp-backup-18-05-15.sh: line 193: mysql.sql: No such file or directory
MySQL user FAILED: cat: output: No such file or directory
Backup complete. Have fun!
You may need to restart XAMPP to complete the restore.
Why isn't the version of my previous XAMPP installation showing on line 12? I don't actually remember which version of XAMPP I had installed so this is my problem. Is there any other way of finding this out?
Also, I think the XAMPP backup and restore FAQ page should be updated saying that it doesn't support different versions of XAMPP as I may have potentially lost all of my work here!