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Could you explain me why "/etc/init.d/apache2 restart" works and if I go to /etc/init.d and I just type "apache2 restart" it doesn't work ?

(It gives me help page instead of restarting)


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In Linux typing apache2 will look in the system path and not in the current folder. You'll have to type ./apache2 restart.

For apache there is usually the command apache2ctl restart which is in the system path. Or service apache2 restart.

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