I'm starting to think this may be the issue... I have used MS Notepad..
Let me try again :)[hr]
It has been a while since I used putty.. fark.
Is there a text editor that complies with apache requirements?[hr]
Thank you Atropos!!
I was able to remember enough commands from my university days :)[hr]
I have a side question!
How do I go about blocking access to various directories within the root from the one .htaccess file?