lxc-start man page

lxc-start — run an application inside a container.

Synopsis

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

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

-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, --console console_device
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, --console-log console_logfile
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, --close-all-fds
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

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 /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

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

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

Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@free.fr>

Referenced By

lxc(7), lxc-attach(1), lxc-autostart(1), lxc-cgroup(1), lxc-checkconfig(1), lxc-checkpoint(1), lxc-config(1), lxc-console(1), lxc.container.conf(5), lxc-copy(1), lxc-create(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-device(1), lxc-execute(1), lxc-freeze(1), lxc-info(1), lxc-ls(1), lxc-monitor(1), lxc-snapshot(1), lxc-stop(1), lxc.system.conf(5), lxc-top(1), lxc-unfreeze(1), lxc-unshare(1), lxc-user-nic(1), lxc-usernsexec(1), lxc-wait(1).

2016-12-05