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From Damien Katz <dam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Need the ability to pass erl command args at startup.
Date Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:58:30 GMT
Environment vars are fine. Thank you Noah!

-Damien

On Aug 20, 2008, at 11:18 PM, Noah Slater wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:52:41PM -0400, Damien Katz wrote:
>> We need the ability to pass couchdb command line args down to the  
>> erlang
>> vm. We'll need this for configuring erlang distributed computing, and
>> need this for testing vm optimizations.
>
> Yup, very useful.
>
> I looked at this problem ages ago though, so you will be pleased to  
> know there
> is already a solution available to you.
>
>> Something like:
>>
>> $ ./couchdb -erl "-sname foo"
>
> The actual command you should run is either:
>
>  $ ERL_AFLAGS="-sname foo" ./couchdb
>
> If you want to prepend the options, or:
>
>  $ ERL_ZFLAGS="-sname foo" ./couchdb
>
> If you want to append them.
>
> There is a note in the "couchdb -h" hinting to this:
>
>  Erlang inherits the environment of this command.
>
> I could make it more explicit if you like?
>
> Best.
>
> -- 
> Noah Slater, http://people.apache.org/~nslater/


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