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       lxc-start - run an application inside a container.


       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]


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

       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

       If no command is specified, lxc-start will use the default "/sbin/init"
       command to run a system container.


       -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.


       These options are common to most of lxc commands.

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

              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,

              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.


       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.


       lxc(7),  lxc-create(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),


       Daniel Lezcano <>

                         Fri Oct 10 04:47:56 UTC 2014             lxc-start(1)

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