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Get the version of the running Apache2 webserver
$ sudo apache2ctl -v
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The command "sudo apache2ctl -v" is used to check the version of the Apache HTTP Server installed on the system.

Here is a breakdown of the command:

  • "sudo" is a command in Unix-based systems that allows a user with superuser/administrative privileges to execute a command as another user, typically the root user. It will prompt for the user's password before executing the command.

  • "apache2ctl" is a command-line utility used to control and manage the Apache HTTP Server. It provides various options to start, stop, restart, test configuration files, and more.

  • "-v" is a command-line option that stands for "version". When used with "apache2ctl", it instructs the utility to display the version of the Apache server currently installed.

By running "sudo apache2ctl -v" in the terminal, you will see the version information of the Apache HTTP Server, including the server version, the build date, the installed modules, and other relevant details.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.

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