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       apache2 - Apache hypertext transfer protocol server


       apache2 [ -d serverroot ] [ -f config ] [ -C directive ] [ -c directive
       ] [ -D parameter ]

       apache2 [ -h ] [ -l ] [ -L ] [ -v ] [ -V ] [ -t ] [ -X ]


       apache2  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.

       This  manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details of
       the directives necessary to configure apache2 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 apache2.


       -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

       -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

       -C directive
                   Process  the  configuration directive before reading config

       -c directive
                   Process the configuration directive  after  reading  config

       -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).  If -D DUMP_VHOSTS is also set, details  of
                   the virtual host configuration will be printed.

       -v          Print the version of apache2 , and then exit.

       -V          Print  the  version  and  build parameters of apache2 , and
                   then exit.

       -X          Run apache2 in debug mode.  Only one worker will be started
                   and the server will not detach from the console.



                                 February 1997                      apache2(8)