lighttpd (pronounced 'lighty') is an advanced HTTP daemon that aims
to be secure, fast, compliant and very flexible. It has been optimized for
high performance. Its feature set includes, but is not limited to, FastCGI,
CGI, basic and digest HTTP authentication, output compression, URL rewriting.
This manual page only lists the command line arguments. For details
on how to configure lighttpd and its modules see the files in the
The following options are supported:
Load configuration file configfile.
as the directory that contains modules, instead of the default.
Print the parsed configuration file in its internal form and exit.
Test the configuration file for syntax errors and exit.
Do not daemonize (go into background). The default is to daemonize.
Show version and exit.
Show compile-time features and exit.
Show a brief help message and exit.
The standard location for the configuration file.
The standard location for the PID of the running lighttpd process.