apache - Apache hypertext transfer protocol server


apache [ __-X__? [ __-R__ ''libexecdir''? [ __-d__ ''serverroot''? [ __-f__ ''config''? [ __-C__ ''directive''? [ __-c__ ''directive''? [ __-D__ ''parameter''?

apache [ __-h__? [ __-l__? [ __-L__? __-v__? [ __-V__? [ __-S__? [ __-t__? __-T__?


apache 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 to handle requests. To stop it, send a TERM signal to the initial (parent) process. The PID of this process is written to a file as given in the configuration file. Alternatively apache may be invoked by the Internet daemon inetd(8) each time a connection to the HTTP service is made.

This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details of the directives necessary to configure apache see the Apache manual, which is part of the Apache distribution or can be found at Paths in this manual may not reflect those compiled into apache.


-R libexecdir

This option is only available if Apache was built with the SHARED_CORE rule enabled which forces the Apache core code to be placed into a dynamic shared object (DSO) file. This file is searched in a hardcoded path under !ServerRoot? per default. Use this option if you want to override it.

-d serverroot

Set the initial value for the !ServerRoot? directive to serverroot. This can be overridden by the !ServerRoot? command in the configuration file. The default is /usr/local/apache.

-f config

Execute the commands 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.

-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 ''

-h Output a short summary of available command line options.

-l Output a list of modules compiled into the server.

-L Output a list of directives together with expected arguments and places where the directive is valid.

-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 immediately exits after these syntax parsing with either a return code of 0 (Syntax OK) or return code not equal to 0 (Syntax Error).

-T Same as option -t but does not check the configured document roots.

-X Run in single-process mode, for internal debugging purposes only; the daemon does not detach from the terminal or fork any children. Do NOT use this mode to provide ordinary web service.

-v Print the version of apache , and then exit.

-V Print the version and build parameters of apache , and then exit.


/etc/apache/httpd.conf /etc/apache/srm.conf /etc/apache/access.conf /etc/apache/mime.types /etc/apache/magic /var/log/apache/error.log /var/log/apache/access.log /var/run/



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