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From Steve Cohen <>
Subject Re: starting activemq
Date Thu, 11 Nov 2010 22:48:10 GMT
On 11/11/2010 04:42 PM, Bruce Snyder wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:01 PM, Steve Cohen<>  wrote:
>> All the web Getting Started instructions as well as the new Manning book on
>> ActiveMQ seem to indicate that you start the broker by entering
>> the command
>>         bin/activemq
>> from the main installation directory.
>> My newbie experience, using 5.4.1 indicates that this does not actually
>> start the activemq broker but that entering the command
>>         bin/activemq start
>> does start the broker.
>> Is this the new functionality or am I missing something?
> The start script for ActiveMQ changed in the 5.4 release so that it
> now requires a parameter. If you run the script without an argument it
> prints out the help which shows all the available parameters. To start
> the broker in the foreground, use the 'start' parameter. To start the
> broker in the background, use the 'console' parameter.
> Bruce

Thanks, Bruce.

I guess it was from that help that I learned about the start parameter.

Will the web documentation be updated to reflect this?  And will the 
book also be revised before publication?


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