[erlang-questions] two questions -- -boot in erlsrv and .erlang.cookies on windows

Wes James comptekki@REDACTED
Mon Feb 11 16:27:42 CET 2013

Thanks Janos.  I'll take a look.


On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:46 AM, Janos Hary <janos.n.hary@REDACTED> wrote:

> On Windows you can place the .erlang and .erlang.cookie files in
> ERL_TOP\usr. It’s not a per user location but safer then HOME. (By default
> a service runs as System user and you can try setting HOME in the ‘System
> variables’ section of the Environment Variables window. Alternatively you
> can specify a different user for the service, but that user needs ‘Log on
> as service’ permission.)****
> ** **
> For your other question I have no experience but according to the
> documentation you should try invoking start_erl from erl_srv instead of
> erl.exe.****
> ** **
> Janos****
> ** **
> *From:* erlang-questions-bounces@REDACTED [mailto:
> erlang-questions-bounces@REDACTED] *On Behalf Of *Wes James
> *Sent:* Friday, February 08, 2013 11:02 PM
> *To:* erlang-questions@REDACTED
> *Subject:* [erlang-questions] two questions -- -boot in erlsrv and
> .erlang.cookies on windows****
> ** **
> I have -boot working on linux.  Now I'm trying to get it to work with
> erlsrv for windows.  I put the -boot in the args part of erlsrv, but it
> doesn't seem to take.  Any ideas how to get this to work?****
> Also, I've tried several different folders for .cookie.erlang on windows
> and I can't get it to take.  Even putting it in my c:\Users\username and
> run the erlang app, it doesn't seem to be picked up.  If I run with
> -setcookie, it works fine.  I run "set" on windows in cmd.exe and see the
> HOME var is  set.  Also, if I can get this to work, where would the
> .erlang.cookie go when run as a service.  I just ran erl.exe and it did not
> create an .erlang.cookie in my c:\Users\username folder (after I moved one
> that I had manually put there).  Is it supposed to create one on windows?*
> ***
> Thanks,
> Wes****
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