From: Padraig Lennon (plennon at domain eline.com)
Date: Mon 03 Jul 2000 - 19:43:40 IST
I basically want to know if a file (log) that is currently being written to
by a service, needs to be copied
Can it be copied without having to stop that service, renaming the file,
touch a new file, and restart the service?
Sorry for the mixup -- i wrote down the wrong file name.
From: Fergal Daly [mailto:fergal at domain esatclear.ie]
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 11:11 AM
To: Padraig Lennon; ilug at domain linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Copying
At 18:39 03/07/00, Padraig Lennon wrote:
>I want to copy the file apachectl -- without stopping the server.
>Can this be achieved?
>I think i read it in this mailing list before, but i can't find it.
>Thanks in advance.
apachectl is an executable which makes it easier to start/stop/reconfigure
apache, you can do whatever you like with it, it won't affect the server
that's running. It's just a little utility program that makes some things a
little easier to do, in fact some distros didn't even include it until
You could do almost anything you liked to any file on the system and apache
probably wouldn't stop, that's not to say it would start up properly the
next time but once it's running it should stay running until you tell it to
Why do you want to copy it?
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