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From Daniel Lopez <>
Subject Re: help - httpd option
Date Fri, 28 Jun 2002 20:29:16 GMT

> I use apachectl to start apache-2.0.39 on a solaris machine. When I check
> the processes, it shows "httpd -k start"
> Does anyone know what the "-k" means? The documentation and "httpd
> -help" don't offer any explanation.

This is the new way of starting apache.
The "-k" is hte name of the option to send a signal to apache and the "start",
"stop", etc. is hte argument to that signal

The choice of the letter "k" is probably a short for "kill", the Unix command line
utility for signaling processes


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