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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 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.


       -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-

       --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 :

              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

              Show the version number.


       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-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)


       Daniel Lezcano <>

                                   Tue Apr 19 15:15:04 UTC 2016                      lxc-start(1)