View Source mix app.start (Mix v1.15.0-dev)

Starts all registered apps.

First, this task guarantees that all dependencies are in place and that the current project has been compiled. Then, the current application is started as a temporary application, unless :start_permanent is set to true in your project configuration or the --permanent option is given. Setting it to permanent guarantees the node will shut down if the application terminates (typically because its root supervisor has terminated).



  • :start_permanent - the application and all of its children applications are started in permanent mode. Defaults to false.


Command line options

  • --force - forces compilation regardless of compilation times
  • --temporary - starts the application as temporary
  • --permanent - starts the application as permanent
  • --preload-modules - preloads all modules defined in applications
  • --no-archives-check - does not check archives
  • --no-compile - does not compile even if files require compilation
  • --no-deps-check - does not check dependencies
  • --no-elixir-version-check - does not check Elixir version
  • --no-start - does not actually start applications, only compiles and loads code