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From Christian Folini <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how to re-read the configuration without restarting apache
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2007 11:59:55 GMT
On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 11:40:02AM +0000, Melanie Pfefer wrote:
> the http service is critical and cannot kill sessions.
> Is there a way to reload the configuration without
> restarting apache?

apachectl  -h
Usage: /data/custom-apaches/apache-2.0.61/bin/httpd \
  [-D name] [-d directory] [-f file]
  [-C "directive"] [-c "directive"]
  [-k start|restart|graceful|stop]
  [-v] [-V] [-h] [-l] [-L] [-t] [-S]

It's the graceful you are after.


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