[erlang-questions] Compile "escript" file to a binary executable!

Bernard Duggan <>
Sat Jun 19 04:30:54 CEST 2010


If I understand Zabrane's question correctly, what he was actually
asking is whether there's a way to make an escript into something that
can run on its own, without the need for an erlang installation on the
machine.  To which I suspect the answer is "not really, no".

B

On 19/06/2010 5:25 AM, Chris Bernard wrote:
> Zabrane,
>
> The OTP doc says an escript can contain "Erlang source code, an  
> inlined beam file or an inlined archive file."
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/escript.html
>
> For an example of an escript containing an inlined archive, check out  
> how the excellent "rebar" bootstraps itself (an OTP application and  
> release build tool).
> http://bitbucket.org/basho/rebar/src/tip/bootstrap
>
> Cheers,
> Chris Bernard
>
>
> On Jun 18, 2010, at 1:43 PM, zabrane Mikael wrote:
>
>   
>> Hi list,
>>
>> Is there a way(or even a hack) to compile an "escript" file to a  
>> binary
>> executable?
>>
>> Thanks !
>> -- 
>> Regards
>> Zabrane
>>     
>
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