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From "Ashwani Kumar Sharma" <>
Subject RE: What is httpd -X?
Date Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:44:34 GMT

Thanks for your reply. 
I tried this out but, still I am not able to kill both the httpd.exe through

Can you please tell me how to kill both the httpd.exe process by passing only
the parent pid on Windows.

Thanks and Regards,
Ashwani Sharma
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Joshua Slive
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: What is httpd -X?

On 9/20/07, Ashwani Kumar Sharma <> wrote:

> I want to start the httpd web server through my own application and then I
> would like to shut down the web server once I wish to bring my application
> down, normally or abnormally (in case).
> Will it be fine if I spawn the Apache web server by httpd -X option? Would
> create some unforeseen prob in my application.
> All this I am doing so that I can kill the apache web server through
> kill(pid, sigkill) option. Killing two httpd processes after spawning two
> httpd processes is difficult.

No, this is not the right solution.

As has already been pointed out in this thread, -DNO_DETACH is
available if you just don't want apache detaching.

But even easier, you only have to kill one single process (the apache
parent process written to the log file) and that process
will take care of killing off all the rest. But you do it withh
SIGTERM, not SIGKILL, to give the process a chance to do the cleanup.


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