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Starts the Tentacle Agent in debug mode.

agent options

Usage: tentacle agent [<options>]

Where [<options>] is any of:

      --instance=VALUE       Name of the instance to use
      --config=VALUE         Configuration file to use
      --wait=VALUE           Delay (ms) before starting
      --console              Don't attempt to run as a service, even if the
                               user is non-interactive

Or one of the common options:

      --help                 Show detailed help for this command

Basic example

This example starts the default Tentacle in debug and console mode:

tentacle agent --console

Docker container example

This example shows hows to run the Tentacle Agent for an instance named Tentacle when running in a custom Docker container. This is also how the official Tentacle container is launched too.

tentacle agent --instance Tentacle --noninteractive

The --noninteractive parameter is required when running in a container, otherwise the Tentacle host would exit immediately after starting.

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