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       lxc-start - run an application inside a container.


       lxc-start -n name [-f config_file] [-s KEY=VAL] [command]


       lxc-start  runs the specified command inside the container specified by
       name.  It  will  setup  the  container  according   the   configuration
       previously   defined   with   the   lxc-create   command  or  with  the
       configuration  file  parameter  and  execute  the  command  inside  the
       container.  If  no  configuration  is defined, the default isolation is
       used. The orphan process group and daemon are  not  supported  by  this
       command,  use  the  lxc-execute  command  instead.   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.

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

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


       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

       -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,

       -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.

       The container was not found
              The specified container was not created  before  with  the  lxc-


       lxc(1),  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-ps(1),  lxc-info(1),  lxc-freeze(1),  lxc-unfreeze(1),


       Daniel Lezcano <>

                                22 January 2010                   LXC-START(1)