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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/support httpd.8 apachectl apachectl.1
Date Thu, 11 Jun 1998 07:22:35 GMT

In article <> you wrote:
> On 10 Jun 1998 wrote:

>> rse         98/06/10 05:08:52
>>   Modified:    src      CHANGES
>>                src/main http_main.c
>>                src/support httpd.8 apachectl apachectl.1
>>   Log:
>>   Add httpd -t (test) option for running configuration syntax tests only.  If
>>   something is broken it complains and exits with a return code non-equal to 0.
>>   This can be used manually by the user to check the Apache configuration after
>>   editing and is also automatically used by apachectl on (graceful) restart
>>   command to make sure Apache doesn't die on restarts because of a configuration
>>   which is now broken since the last (re)start.
>>   This way `apachectl restart' can be used inside cronjobs without having to
>>   expect Apache to be falling down. Additionally the httpd -t can be run via
>>   `apachectl configtest'.

> Would it not be wise to have apachectl configtest actually output
> something, at least if it fails and possible if it suceeds too?

It does, try it out. It either says "Syntax Ok" or reports
the details of the error.
                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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