[erlang-questions] Getting an AppSpec at runtime

Ulf Wiger <>
Fri Jun 26 07:51:30 CEST 2009

David Lutz wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there a way to get the AppSpec for a loaded application at runtime?
> I have been reading the docs, especially the application module, but I 
> don't see anything that will return a application specification like the 
> one in the .app file.  I would really like to get at some of the keys 
> such as 'modules' and 'registered' at runtime after the application has 
> been loaded.

application:get_key(App, Key)
application:get_all_key(App)   (sic!)


Ulf W

Ulf Wiger
CTO, Erlang Training & Consulting Ltd

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