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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/support httpd.8 apachectl apachectl.1
Date Wed, 10 Jun 1998 18:37:06 GMT
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?

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