Location Caddy configuration file

1. Caddy version (caddy version):2.4.0

2. How I run Caddy:

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b. Command:

Was just checking if I use the following command to point caddy to its configuration file
–caddy run --config
Do I press enter after caddy run --config then type the location of configuration file below?
/path/to/Caddyfile >
So it will look something like

caddy run --config

It’s probably a silly question but I am new to caddy and want to get it right the first time I do it and once I’ve done that should I reload caddy or stop and start caddy??your help will be greatly appreciated

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c. Service/unit/compose file:

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d. My complete Caddyfile or JSON config:

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3. The problem I’m having:

4. Error messages and/or full log output:

5. What I already tried:

6. Links to relevant resources:

Hey @Cinimod,

You should not press enter before typing the location of the configuration file. The whole command should be on one line.

You should be aware that the command, caddy run, starts the server in the foreground. That means it will keep running until you exit the terminal or abort the process. (See documentation: https://caddyserver.com/docs/command-line#caddy-run)

The commands, caddy start, caddy stop, and caddy reload, all operate on a Caddy server running in the background. In that usage, you start the server, reload it, or stop it, whenever you need.

Thank you for your detailed reply i greatly appreciate your time and effort

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