A2ENMOD(8) - Linux man page online | Administration and privileged commands

Enable or disable an apache2 module.

12 October 2006
A2ENMOD(8) System Manager's Manual A2ENMOD(8)


a2enmod, a2dismod - enable or disable an apache2 module


a2enmod [ [-q|--quiet] module] a2dismod [ [-q|--quiet] module]


This manual page documents briefly the a2enmod and a2dismod commands. a2enmod is a script that enables the specified module within the apache2 configuration. It does this by creating symlinks within /etc/apache2/mods-enabled. Likewise, a2dismod disables a module by removing those symlinks. It is not an error to enable a module which is already enabled, or to disable one which is already disabled. Note that many modules have, in addition to a .load file, an associated .conf file. Enabling the module puts the configuration directives in the .conf file as directives into the main server context of apache2.


-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.


a2enmod and a2dismod exit with status 0 if all modules are processed successfully, 1 if errors occur, 2 if an invalid option was used.


a2enmod imagemap a2dismod mime_magic Enables the mod_imagemap module, and disables the mod_mime_magic module.


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


apache2ctl(8), a2enconf(8), a2disconf(8).


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