Starting and stopping

This chapter describes how to start and stop the Gun application.

Setting up

Specify Gun as a dependency to your application in your favorite build tool.

With this is done by adding gun to the DEPS variable in your Makefile.

Adding Gun as an dependency
DEPS = gun


Gun is an OTP application. It needs to be started before you can use it.

Starting Gun in an Erlang shell
1> application:ensure_all_started(gun).


You can stop Gun using the application:stop/1 function, however only Gun will be stopped. This is the reverse of application:start/1. The application_ensure_all_started/1 function has no equivalent for stopping all applications.

Stopping Gun

Gun 1.3 User Guide


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