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When I navigate to /opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.11/bin which is my Apache install directory and I try to do something like this:

httpd -t

I get this kind of an error:

No command 'httpd' found, did you mean:
 Command 'dhttpd' from package 'dhttpd' (universe)
 Command 'xttpd' from package 'xtide' (universe)
 Command 'thttpd' from package 'thttpd' (universe)

Any idea why that would happen? The suggestions of the 3 commands do not work either :)

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Try using the command


If there is a httpd bin file in that directory then you need to put a . in front of the command

./httpd -t
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What was that supposed to do? It gave me some help with the proper usage of that command. – Genadinik Apr 18 '11 at 23:39
In debian based systems the apache is typical called apaceh2 and not httpd. As far as I know the apache2ctl command is the same as the httpd command on redhat based systems. So you can do apache2ctl -t to perform a syntax test which is what httpd -t does I believe. You can also control apache (start,stop) with apache2 ctl as well. – Pratik Amin Apr 18 '11 at 23:45
Now I have this error :) No command 'spache2ctl' found, did you mean: Command 'apache2ctl' from package 'apache2.2-common' (main) – Genadinik Apr 18 '11 at 23:52
typo in the command, apache2ctl not spache2ctl – Pratik Amin Apr 19 '11 at 0:13

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