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Manpage of httpd

httpd

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: February 2004
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NAME

httpd - Apache hypertext transfer protocol server  

SYNOPSIS

httpd [ -X ] [ -R libexecdir ] [ -d serverroot ] [ -f config ] [ -C directive ] [ -c directive ] [ -D parameter ]

httpd [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -L ] [ -v ] [ -V ] [ -S ] [ -t ] [ -T ]

 

DESCRIPTION

httpd is the Apache HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server program. It is designed to be run as a stand-alone 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 httpd 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 httpd see the Apache manual, which is part of the Apache distribution or can be found at http://httpd.apache.org/. Paths in this manual may not reflect those compiled into httpd.  

OPTIONS

-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 <IfDefine>...</IfDefine> sections in the configuration files to conditionally skip or process commands.
-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 httpd , and then exit.
-V
Print the version and build parameters of httpd , and then exit.
 

FILES

/etc/apache/conf/apache.conf
/etc/apache/conf/apache-mime.types
/etc/apache/conf/magic
/var/log/apache/error_log
/var/log/apache/access_log
/var/run/apache.pid  

SEE ALSO

inetd(8).


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
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SEE ALSO

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