[erlang-questions] Application config (.app) without app file

Håkan Mattsson <>
Mon Oct 4 13:43:50 CEST 2010


On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Max Lapshin <> wrote:
> Hi. Is it possible to start application without .app file on disk? It
> seems, that loading config from disk is hardcoded in load_application
> functionality.

You can have diskless Erlang nodes which loads code, .app-files etc. from a
remote node. See the man pages for erl_prim_loader and erl_boot_server.

/Håkan


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