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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

       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

       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, --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).

          -s, --define 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,

              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(1), lxc-create(1), lxc-destroy(1), lxc-start(1), lxc-stop(1),  lxc-
       execute(1),  lxc-kill(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), lxc.conf(5)


       Daniel Lezcano <>

                                 26 July 2010                     LXC-START(1)