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LXC-START(1)                                                    LXC-START(1)

NAME         top

       lxc-start - run an application inside a container.

SYNOPSIS         top

       lxc-start -n name [ -f config_file ]  [ -c console_device ]  [ -L
       console_logfile ]  [ -d ]  [ -F ]  [ -p pid_file ]  [ -s KEY=VAL ]  [
       -C ]  [ --share-[net|ipc|uts] name|pid ]  [ command ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       lxc-start runs the specified command inside the container specified
       by name.

       It will setup the container according to the configuration previously
       defined with the lxc-create command or with the configuration file
       parameter.  If no configuration is defined, the default isolation is
       used.

       If no command is specified, lxc-start will use the command defined in
       lxc.init.cmd or if not set, the default "/sbin/init" command to run a
       system container.

OPTIONS         top

       -d, --daemon
              Run the container as a daemon. As the container has no more
              tty, if an error occurs nothing will be displayed, the log
              file can be used to check the error. (This is the default
              mode)

       -F, --foreground
              Run the container in the foreground. In this mode, the
              container console will be attached to the current tty and
              signals will be routed directly to the container.

       -p, --pidfile pid_file
              Create a file with the process id.

       -f, --rcfile config_file
              Specify the configuration file to configure the virtualization
              and isolation functionalities for the container.

              This configuration file if present will be used even if there
              is already a configuration file present in the previously
              created container (via lxc-create).

       -c,    Specify a device to use for the container's console, for
              example /dev/tty8. If this option is not specified the current
              terminal will be used unless -d is specified.

       -L,    Specify a file to log the container's console output to.

       -s, --define KEY=VAL
              Assign value VAL to configuration variable KEY. This overrides
              any assignment done in config_file.

       -C,    If any file descriptors are inherited, close them. If this
              option is not specified, then lxc-start will exit with failure
              instead. Note: --daemon implies --close-all-fds.

       --share-net name|pid
              Inherit a network namespace from a name container or a pid.
              The network namespace will continue to be managed by the
              original owner. The network configuration of the starting
              container is ignored and the up/down scripts won't be
              executed.

       --share-ipc name|pid
              Inherit an IPC namespace from a name container or a pid.

       --share-uts name|pid
              Inherit a UTS namespace from a name container or a pid. The
              starting LXC will not set the hostname, but the container OS
              may do it anyway.

COMMON OPTIONS         top

       These options are common to most of lxc commands.

       -?, -h, --help
              Print a longer usage message than normal.

       --usage
              Give the usage message

       -q, --quiet
              mute on

       -P, --lxcpath=PATH
              Use an alternate container path. The default is
              /usr/local/var/lib/lxc.

       -o, --logfile=FILE
              Output to an alternate log FILE. The default is no log.

       -l, --logpriority=LEVEL
              Set log priority to LEVEL. The default log priority is ERROR.
              Possible values are : FATAL, CRIT, WARN, ERROR, NOTICE, INFO,
              DEBUG.

              Note that this option is setting the priority of the events
              log in the alternate log file. It do not have effect on the
              ERROR events log on stderr.

       -n, --name=NAME
              Use container identifier NAME.  The container identifier
              format is an alphanumeric string.

       --rcfile=FILE
              Specify the configuration file to configure the virtualization
              and isolation functionalities for the container.

              This configuration file if present will be used even if there
              is already a configuration file present in the previously
              created container (via lxc-create).

       --version
              Show the version number.

DIAGNOSTIC         top

       The container is busy
              The specified container is already running an application. You
              should stop it before reuse this container or create a new
              one.

SEE ALSO         top

       lxc(7), lxc-create(1), lxc-copy(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-start(1),
       lxc-stop(1), lxc-execute(1), lxc-console(1), lxc-monitor(1),
       lxc-wait(1), lxc-cgroup(1), lxc-ls(1), lxc-info(1), lxc-freeze(1),
       lxc-unfreeze(1), lxc-attach(1), lxc.conf(5)

AUTHOR         top

       Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@free.fr>

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the lxc (Linux containers) project.  Information
       about the project can be found at ⟨http://linuxcontainers.org/⟩.  If
       you have a bug report for this manual page, send it to
       lxc-devel@lists.linuxcontainers.org.  This page was obtained from the
       project's upstream Git repository ⟨git://github.com/lxc/lxc⟩ on
       2017-09-15.  If you discover any rendering problems in this HTML ver‐
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                                 2017-09-15                     LXC-START(1)

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