Welcome to Distillery’s documentation!¶
Distillery is a tool for packaging Elixir applications for deployment using
OTP releases. In
a nutshell, Distillery produces an artifact, a tarball, which contains your application
and everything needed to run it. This artifact also contains scripts which allow you to run
the application in three different modes (console, foreground, and daemonized), as well as
a variety of utility commands, such as
remote_console which provides an easy way to connect
an IEx session to your running application. Releases are more than just a way to package your
application though, and are a core part of Erlang’s design, which we inherit in Elixir.
To begin, check out the Installation page.
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