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Enable or disable an apache2 configuration file.

14 February 2012
A2ENCONF(8) System Manager's Manual A2ENCONF(8)


a2enconf, a2disconf - enable or disable an apache2 configuration file


a2enconf [ [-q|--quiet] configuration] a2disconf [ [-q|--quiet] configuration]


This manual page documents briefly the a2enconf and a2disconf commands. a2enconf is a script that enables the specified configuration file within the apache2 con‐ figuration. It does this by creating symlinks within /etc/apache2/conf-enabled. Like‐ wise, a2disconf disables a specific configuration part by removing those symlinks. It is not an error to enable a configuration which is already enabled, or to disable one which is already disabled. Note that many configuration file may have a dependency to specific modules. Unlike mod‐ ule dependencies, these are not resolved automatically. Configuration fragments stored in the conf-available directory are considered non-essential or being installed and manged by reverse dependencies (e.g. web scripts).


-q, --quiet Don't show informative messages. -m, --maintmode Enables the maintainer mode, that is the program invocation is effectuated automat‐ ically by a maintainer script. This switch should not be used by end users. -p, --purge When disabling a module, purge all traces of the module in the internal state data base.


a2enconf and a2disconf exit with status 0 if all configurations are processed success‐ fully, 1 if errors occur, 2 if an invalid option was used.


a2enconf security a2disconf charset Enables Apache security directives stored in the security configuration files, and dis‐ ables the charset configuration.


/etc/apache2/conf-available Directory with files giving information on available configuration files. /etc/apache2/conf-enabled Directory with links to the files in conf-available for enabled configuration files.


apache2ctl(8), a2enmod(8), a2dismod(8).


This manual page was written by Arno Toell <> for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, as it is a Debian-specific script with the package.
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