a2enmod [ [-q|--quiet] module]

a2dismod [ [-q|--quiet] module]


This manual page documents briefly the a2enmod and a2dismod commands.

a2enmod is a script that enables the specified module within the apache2 configuration. It does this by creating symlinks within /etc/apache2/mods-enabled. Likewise, a2dismod disables a module by removing those symlinks. It is not an error to enable a module which is already enabled, or to disable one which is already disabled.

Note that many modules have, in addition to a .load file, an associated .conf file. Enabling the module puts the configuration directives in the .conf file as directives into the main server context of apache2.


-q, --quiet

Don't show informative messages.

-m, --maintmode

Enables the maintainer mode, that is the program invocation is effectuated automatically by a maintainer script. This switch should not be used by end users.

-p, --purge

When disabling a module, purge all traces of the module in the internal state data base.


a2enmod and a2dismod exit with status 0 if all modules are processed successfully, 1 if errors occur, 2 if an invalid option was used.


a2enmod imagemap

a2dismod mime_magic

Enables the mod_imagemap module, and disables the mod_mime_magic module.



Directory with files giving information on available modules.


Directory with links to the files in mods-available for enabled modules.

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This manual page was written by Daniel Stone <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, as it is a Debian-specific script with the package.