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Marcin Kasperski Marcin.Kasperski at softax.com.pl
Tue May 20 17:57:09 UTC 2008

>> Again, yes.  Apache is less of a problem than some servers, in that I can
>> hand edit the configs and test them before restarting Apache, but I'd be a
>> lot happier with a tool that didn't let me write invalid config files in
>> the first place.
> It would not be difficult to write a program that parses httpd.conf
> and warns about an invalid file.

Such a command exist for ... hmm, 10 years?

   apachectl configtest

it is called.

> It could probably even be integrated into VI.

The point of such integration would be? To throw away your edits
if configtest fails? Say, you wrote whole new virtual server,
maked single typo and ....

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