.service ExecStartPre in example

Olaf van der Spek nginx-forum at forum.nginx.org
Fri Jan 11 10:28:09 UTC 2019

Lucas Rolff Wrote:
> There's nothing wrong with testing the configuration before starting
> the web server.

Sure, but what effect does it have in the .service file?
> The config is tested during restart, by the ExecStartPre. If you

But only after the old instance is stopped.. so again, what's the purpose?

> modify a config and you want to restart, you should execute nginx -t
> prior to restarting your service - but generally you'd want to use
> nginx -s reload as much as possible.

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