[erlang-questions] system defined flags

Edwin Fine <>
Tue Sep 30 18:40:46 CEST 2008

If you look at get_argument/1, I believe the system defined flags are root,
progname, and home. These can be defined on the command line, and are
automatically defined when using the "erl" command (which is a script on
Linux), that looks something like

/usr/local/lib/erlang/erts-5.6.4/bin/beam.smp -W w -K true -- -*root
/usr/local/lib/erlang* *-progname erl* -- *-home /home/myhome* other

If you're on Linux or Unix, try something like ps -elf|grep beam and take a
look at the command lines there.

2008/9/30 Vladimir Mitsner <>

> In the man-page for init module:
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/init.html,
> in the description of init:get_arguments/0,  there is a reference to
> "system defined flags".
> Is it possible to edit "system defined flags?"  (For example, is there a
> file with a special name where all of the "system defined flags" are
> defined?)
> And if so - how would I go about editing these flags?  (In case there is a
> file - where is it?)
> Thank you.
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