Apache HTTP Server Version 2.0

Manual Page: httpd

     httpd - Apache hypertext transfer protocol server

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

     httpd [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -L ] [ -v ] [ -V ] [ -t ] [ -X ]

     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 to handle requests. To stop it, send a TERM
     signal to the initial (parent) process. The PID of this pro-
     cess  is  written  to  a  file as given in the configuration

     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.

     -d serverroot
                 Set the initial value for the ServerRoot  direc-
                 tive  to  serverroot.  This can be overridden by
                 the  ServerRoot  command  in  the  configuration
                 file. The default is /usr/local/apache2.

     -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 Server-
                 Root. The default is conf/httpd.conf.

     -C directive
                 Process the configuration directive before read-
                 ing config files.

     -c directive
                 Process the configuration directive after  read-
                 ing 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

     -l          Output a  list  of  modules  compiled  into  the

     -L          Output  a  list  of  directives  together   with
                 expected  arguments  and places where the direc-
                 tive 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).  If -D DUMP_VHOSTS is also set,  details
                 of   the  virtual  host  configuration  will  be

     -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.


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