httpd(8)                                                              httpd(8)

       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 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  httpd 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 httpd.

       -d serverroot
                   Set the initial  value  for  the  ServerRoot  directive  to
                   serverroot.  This  can be overridden by the ServerRoot com-
                   mand in the configuration file. The default is  /etc/httpd.

       -f config   Execute the commands in the file config on startup. If con-
                   fig 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

       -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  argu-
                   ments 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 httpd , and then exit.

       -V          Print the version and build parameters of httpd , and  then

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


                                 February 1997                        httpd(8)