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Run and manage programs in the Erlang programming language. More information:

  • Compile and run sequential Erlang program as a common script and then exit:

erlc {{path/to/file1 path/to/file2 ...}} && erl -noshell '{{mymodule:myfunction(arguments)}}, init:stop().'

  • Connect to a running Erlang node:

erl -remsh {{nodename}}@{{hostname}} -sname {{custom_shortname}} -hidden -setcookie {{cookie_of_remote_node}}

  • Tell the Erlang shell to load modules from a directory:

erl -pa {{path/to/directory_with_beam_files}}