[erlang-questions] How to start an erlang applications from the command line non-interactively?

Anders Nygren <>
Mon May 5 20:45:01 CEST 2008

2008/5/5 Jarrod Roberson <>:
> I have the Pragmatic Programmers book, and have searched Google and can't
> figure out how to start my program from the command line in _non_
> interactive mode.
> I am using windows at the moment as well, but I can translate from *nix
> instructions.
> I have tried the -s and -run options to erl but they both leave me in an
> interactive erlang shell.
> I want the interpreter to start up and run my app and detach from the shell
> "stand alone".

Try with -detached or -noshell
Also for running as a service on windows see erlsrv

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