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a2disconf is a command line tool used in Unix-based systems, specifically in Apache HTTP Server, to disable or remove a configuration file for a specific service or module. The "a2" in the command stands for Apache 2, indicating its compatibility with version 2 of the Apache web server. The tool is usually included in Apache installations and is designed to simplify configuration management.

When executed, a2disconf prompts the user to select a configuration file to disable. It provides a list of available configuration files for modules or services within Apache that can be disabled. The user can choose the desired configuration file by entering its corresponding number or name.

Once a configuration file is disabled using a2disconf, the Apache server will no longer include or process that configuration during its operation. This can be useful when troubleshooting issues or when a specific module or service needs to be temporarily disabled.

a2disconf modifies the Apache HTTP Server configuration hierarchy, typically located in the /etc/apache2 directory. It adds a symbolic link with the .conf extension to the /etc/apache2/conf-enabled directory, referencing the disabled configuration file.

By disabling a configuration file using a2disconf, the user can control the behavior of Apache modules or services without permanently removing or modifying the actual configuration file. This provides a convenient way for enabling or disabling modules or services as needed.

To re-enable a previously disabled configuration file, the user can utilize the a2enconf command, which is the counterpart to a2disconf. It allows the user to enable a previously disabled configuration file without the need for manual configuration file modifications.

a2disconf is a powerful tool for managing the Apache HTTP Server's configuration, offering flexibility and convenience when dealing with multiple modules or services within the server. It simplifies the process of enabling or disabling specific configurations, ensuring efficient management of the Apache server's behavior.

List of commands for a2disconf:

  • a2disconf:configuration:disable Disable an Apache2 configuration file.
    $ sudo a2disconf ${configuration_file}
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  • a2disconf:tldr:8d541 a2disconf: Don't show informative messages.
    $ sudo a2disconf --quiet ${configuration_file}
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