To run an LFE project that was generated with rebar3 new lfe-release and has been compiled with rebar3 release:

rebar3 lfe run-release COMMAND

Where COMMAND is one of the non-interactive commands supported by the release script:

  • start
  • stop
  • restart
  • reboot
  • pid
  • ping

Others non-interactive commands not listed may also work, but they have not been tested.

Known Issue!

If your release doesn't start (e.g., running rebar3 lfe run-release ping doesn't return pong), this is a known issue that is being investigated in the following ticket:


The current workaround for a relese that doesn't start is simply to re-run rebar3 release and rebar3 lfe run-release start.