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stop nginx server,

using: nginx -s stop or nginx -s quit

what is the difference?

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Quit is a graceful shutdown. Nginx finishes serving the open connections before shutdown

Stop is a quick shutdown where is terminates in between serving the connection

http://wiki.nginx.org/CommandLine

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-s stop terminates the nginx process immediately while -s quit does a graceful shutdown.

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