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We have done our best to make Passenger user-friendly, but it is still possible for users to get stuck or to need help. So before we conclude this tutorial, we will teach you how to get help.
Although this Library is a good source of information on using Passenger, you do not have to consult this Library for everything. Passenger is self-documenting: every Passenger command supports the
--help option, which will provide you with basic information about the command, its behavior and its syntax.
Here is an example of
$ cd /path-to-your-app $ bundle exec passenger --help Phusion Passenger Standalone, the easiest way to run web apps. Available commands: passenger start Start Phusion Passenger Standalone. passenger stop Stop a Phusion Passenger instance. passenger status Show the status of a running Phusion Passenger instance. Run 'passenger <COMMAND> --help' for more information about each command.
Many Passenger commands support subcommands. These subcommands, too, support
--help. The above output already suggested that you can run
passenger start --help:
$ cd /path-to-your-app $ bundle exec passenger start --help Usage: passenger start [DIRECTORY] [OPTIONS] Starts Passenger Standalone and serve one or more web applications. Server options: -a, --address HOST Bind to the given address. Default: 0.0.0.0 -p, --port NUMBER Use the given port number. Default: 3000 ...
So if you want to know what a command does and whether its behavior can be modified, please do not hestitate to pass
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