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httpd - Apache Hypertext Transfer Protocol Server


httpd [ -d serverroot ] [ -f config ] [ -C directive ] [ -c directive ] [ -D parameter ] [ -e level ] [ -E file ] [ -k start|restart|grace- ful|stop|graceful-stop ] [ -R directory ] [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -L ] [ -S ] [ -t ] [ -v ] [ -V ] [ -X ] [ -M ] On Windows systems, the following additional arguments are available: httpd [ -k install|config|uninstall ] [ -n name ] [ -w ]


httpd is the Apache HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server program. It is designed to be run as a standalone daemon process. When used like this it will create a pool of child processes or threads to handle requests. In general, httpd should not be invoked directly, but rather should be invoked via apachectl on Unix-based systems or as a service on Windows NT, 2000 and XP and as a console application on Windows 9x and ME.


-d serverroot Set the initial value for the ServerRoot directive to server- root. This can be overridden by the ServerRoot directive in the configuration file. The default is /etc/httpd. -f config Uses the directives in the file config on startup. If config does not begin with a /, then it is taken to be a path relative to the ServerRoot. The default is conf/httpd.conf. -k start|restart|graceful|stop|graceful-stop Signals httpd to start, restart, or stop. See Stopping Apache for more information. -C directive Process the configuration directive before reading config files. -c directive Process the configuration directive after reading config files. -D parameter Sets a configuration parameter which can be used with <IfDefine> sections in the configuration files to conditionally skip or process commands at server startup and restart. -e level Sets the LogLevel to level during server startup. This is useful for temporarily increasing the verbosity of the error messages to find problems during startup. -E file Send error messages during server startup to file. -R directory When the server is compiled using the SHARED_CORE rule, this specifies the directory for the shared object files. -h Output a short summary of available command line options. -l Output a list of modules compiled into the server. This will not list dynamically loaded modules included using the LoadModule directive. -L Output a list of directives together with expected arguments and places where the directive is valid. -M Dump a list of loaded Static and Shared Modules. -S Show the settings as parsed from the config file (currently only shows the virtualhost settings). -t Run syntax tests for configuration files only. The program imme- diately exits after these syntax parsing tests with either a return code of 0 (Syntax OK) or return code not equal to 0 (Syn- tax Error). If -D DUMP_VHOSTS is also set, details of the vir- tual host configuration will be printed. If -D DUMP_MODULES is set, all loaded modules will be printed. -v Print the version of httpd, and then exit. -V Print the version and build parameters of httpd, and then exit. -X Run httpd in debug mode. Only one worker will be started and the server will not detach from the console. The following arguments are available only on the Windows platform: -k install|config|uninstall Install Apache as a Windows NT service; change startup options for the Apache service; and uninstall the Apache service. -n name The name of the Apache service to signal. -w Keep the console window open on error so that the error message can be read. Apache HTTP Server 2005-09-20 HTTPD(8)

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