couchdb man page

couchdb — Apache CouchDB database server


couchdb [OPTION]


The couchdb command runs the Apache CouchDB server.

Erlang is called with:

start_memsup false start_cpu_sup false disk_space_check_interval 1 disk_almost_full_threshold 1 -sasl errlog_type error +K true +A 4

Erlang inherits the environment of this command.

You can override these options using the environment:


See erl(1) for more information about the environment variables.

The exit status is 0 for success or 1 for failure.


display a short help message and exit
display version information and exit
add configuration FILE to chain
add configuration DIR to chain
reset configuration file chain (including system default)
print configuration file chain and exit
use the interactive Erlang shell
spawn as a background process
set the background PID FILE (overrides system default)
respawn background process after SECONDS (defaults to no respawn)
redirect background stdout to FILE (defaults to couchdb.stdout)
redirect background stderr to FILE (defaults to couchdb.stderr)
display the status of the background process
kill the background process, will respawn if needed
shutdown the background process

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