Apachectl status command show lynx: not found error

To check the server performance and Apache uptime many time we use the following command to check the current status for the Apache.

/etc/init.d/httpd status

Apache status

Apache status





We can also use the following command to check Apache status

/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl status

lynx command not found

LYNX command not found




In above commands, the output shows that LYNX command is not found and to resolve the following error make sure that correct lynx path is defined in /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl file as well as make sure that lynx command is installed or not by using the following command.

rpm -qa  | grep lynx


To check the LYNX installed or not

To check the LYNX installed or not




If the above command gives above result, it means the lynx command is installed and if its not showing any result then install lynx command by using the following command.

Check the serer OS and bit and then select the respective OS rpm from the following URL and install the lynx command.


If you are having any issue to install the lynx then refer to following URL for LYNX installation GUIDELINE


Once you downloaded the zip file for the lynx run the following commands.

For example download the zip file

cd /usr/local/src/

wget http://lynx.isc.org/current/lynx-2.8.7.dev11.tar.gz

tar -xvf lynx-2.8.7.dev11.tar.gz

cd lynx-2.8.7.dev11



make install

Now check

which lynx

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