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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/main http_main.c
Date Wed, 05 Jun 2002 04:32:03 GMT
At 11:21 PM 6/4/2002, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>At 10:58 AM 3/13/2002, you wrote:
>>bnicholes    02/03/13 07:58:40
>>   Modified:    src/main http_main.c
>>   Log:
>>   Added the -e command line directive for NetWare to force all fatal
>>   configuration file errors to the logger screen rather than to the Apache
>>   screen.  This allows Apache to shutdown cleanly and completely on an
>>   error condition without losing the error information that was written 
>> to the
>>   screen or requiring user interaction to close the Apache screen.
>Can we come up with some comprimize on flags so that 1.3 and 2.0 don't
>start drifting?  Unfortunately, both 2.0.36 and 1.3.24 introduced the two 
>different \
>meanings already.
>In terms of the new Netware -e meaning, it sure sounds like that feature aught
>to be a default behavior, no?  It really sounds sorta of similar to either 
>logging on Unix or Event logging on NT.

To be more specific, -e sounds very much like the converse of the -w option
on windows, which causes the window to remain open if an error is encountered
at startup [preventing the window from being closed before the message
can be read at the console.]

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