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apachectl(8)		    System Manager's Manual		  apachectl(8)

NAME
       apachectl - Apache HTTP server control interface

SYNOPSIS
       apachectl command [...]

DESCRIPTION
       apachectl  is  a	 front	end  to	the Apache HyperText Transfer Protocol
       (HTTP) server.  It is designed to help the  administrator  control  the
       functioning of the Apache httpd daemon.

       NOTE:  If  your	Apache	installation uses non-standard paths, you will
       need to edit the	apachectl script to set	the appropriate	paths to  your
       PID file	and your httpd binary.	See the	comments in the	script for de-
       tails.

       The apachectl script returns a 0	exit value on success, and  >0	if  an
       error occurs.  For more details,	view the comments in the script.

       Full documentation for Apache is	available at http://httpd.apache.org/

OPTIONS
       The command can be any one or more of the following options:

       start	   Start  the  Apache daemon.  Gives an	error if it is already
		   running.

       stop	   Stops the Apache daemon.

       restart	   Restarts the	Apache daemon by sending it a SIGHUP.  If  the
		   daemon  is  not running, it is started.  This command auto-
		   matically checks the	configuration files via	configtest be-
		   fore	 initiating  the  restart  to make sure	Apache doesn't
		   die.

       fullstatus  Displays a full status report from mod_status.  For this to
		   work,  you  need  to	have mod_status	enabled	on your	server
		   and a text-based browser such as  lynx  available  on  your
		   system.   The  URL  used to access the status report	can be
		   set by editing the STATUSURL	variable in the	script.

       status	   Displays a brief status report.  Similar to the  fullstatus
		   option,  except  that  the list of requests currently being
		   served is omitted.

       graceful	   Gracefully restarts the Apache daemon by sending it	a  SI-
		   GUSR1.   If the daemon is not running, it is	started.  This
		   differs from	a normal restart in that currently  open  con-
		   nections  are  not  aborted.	 A side	effect is that old log
		   files will not be closed immediately.  This means  that  if
		   used	 in  a log rotation script, a substantial delay	may be
		   necessary to	ensure that the	old log	files are  closed  be-
		   fore	 processing  them.   This command automatically	checks
		   the configuration files via	configtest  before  initiating
		   the restart to make sure Apache doesn't die.

       configtest  Run a configuration file syntax test. It parses the config-
		   uration files and either reports Syntax Ok or detailed  in-
		   formation about the particular syntax error.

       help	   Displays a short help message.

SEE ALSO
       httpd(8)

				 February 2004			  apachectl(8)

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