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5.1 Commands

Commands are not distinguished from options except for the fact that only one command is allowed.

--version
Print the program version and licensing information. Not that you can abbreviate this command.
--help, -h
Print a usage message summarizing the most useful command-line options. Not that you can abbreviate this command.
--dump-options
Print a list of all available options and commands. Not that you can abbreviate this command.
--server
Run in server mode and wait for commands on the stdin. This is default mode is to create a socket and listen for commands there.
--multi-server
Run in server mode and wait for commands on the stdin as well as on an additional Unix Domain socket. The server command GETINFO may be used to get the name of that extra socket.
--daemon
Run the program in the background. This option is required to prevent it from being accidentally running in the background.