I'm doing some virtual hosting on my site. As I make changes to the httpd.conf file, I want to stop and start httpd instead of rebooting the server.
The Linux books I have say to use kill -TERM 'cat /var/www...httpd.pid'
When I do that, I get a ">" cursor, so I'm not sure if the command worked or what to do next.
I've read about parent and child processes, but from what I can tell, kill -TERM is what I need to do.
1) What's the syntax to stop httpd and start it again?
2) How do I verify it stopped (and started)?
3) What's the ">" prompt asking for?