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NGINX(8)                FreeBSD System Manager's Manual               NGINX(8)

     nginx - HTTP and reverse proxy server, mail proxy server

     nginx [-?hqTtVv] [-c file] [-g directives] [-p prefix] [-s signal]

     nginx (pronounced ``engine x'') is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as
     well as a mail proxy server.  It is known for its high performance,
     stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource

     The options are as follows:

     -?, -h               Print help.

     -c file              Use an alternative configuration file.

     -g directives        Set global configuration directives.  See EXAMPLES
                          for details.

     -p prefix            Set the prefix path.  The default value is

     -q                   Suppress non-error messages during configuration

     -s signal            Send a signal to the master process.  The argument
                          signal can be one of: stop, quit, reopen, reload.
                          The following table shows the corresponding system

                          stop        SIGTERM
                          quit        SIGQUIT
                          reopen      SIGUSR1
                          reload      SIGHUP

     -t                   Do not run, just test the configuration file.  nginx
                          checks the configuration file syntax and then tries
                          to open files referenced in the configuration file.

     -T                   Same as -t, but additionally dump configuration
                          files to standard output.

     -V                   Print the nginx version, compiler version, and
                          configure script parameters.

     -v                   Print the nginx version.

     The master process of nginx can handle the following signals:

     SIGINT, SIGTERM       Shut down quickly.
     SIGHUP                Reload configuration, start the new worker process
                           with a new configuration, and gracefully shut down
                           old worker processes.
     SIGQUIT               Shut down gracefully.
     SIGUSR1               Reopen log files.
     SIGUSR2               Upgrade the nginx executable on the fly.
     SIGWINCH              Shut down worker processes gracefully.

     While there is no need to explicitly control worker processes normally,
     they support some signals too:

     SIGTERM               Shut down quickly.
     SIGQUIT               Shut down gracefully.
     SIGUSR1               Reopen log files.

     To enable a debugging log, reconfigure nginx to build with debugging:

           ./configure --with-debug ...

     and then set the debug level of the error_log:

           error_log /path/to/log debug;

     It is also possible to enable the debugging for a particular IP address:

           events {

     The NGINX environment variable is used internally by nginx and should not
     be set directly by the user.

             Contains the process ID of nginx.  The contents of this file are
             not sensitive, so it can be world-readable.

             The main configuration file.

             Error log file.

     Exit status is 0 on success, or 1 if the command fails.

     Test configuration file ~/mynginx.conf with global directives for PID and
     quantity of worker processes:

           nginx -t -c ~/mynginx.conf \
                   -g "pid /var/run/; worker_processes 2;"

     Documentation at

     For questions and technical support, please refer to

     Development of nginx started in 2002, with the first public release on
     October 4, 2004.

     Igor Sysoev <[email protected]>.

     This manual page was originally written by Sergey A. Osokin
     <[email protected]> as a result of compiling many nginx documents from
     all over the world.

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4          June 16, 2015         FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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