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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Parameter File (-pf)

Parameter File (-pf)

Use Parameter File (-pf) to name a parameter file that includes any number of startup parameters to run OpenEdge.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-pf filename
Use with
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Single-user default
Multi-user default
Client Connection, Client Session, Database Server, DataServer
The name of a parameter file that contains startup parameters to run OpenEdge.
This parameter is especially useful if you regularly use the same parameters to start OpenEdge, or if more parameters are specified than can fit on the command line. This parameter can be included within the parameter file itself to reference another parameter file.
Use multiple instances of -pf to name multiple parameter files. This allows you to specify application-specific parameters in one parameter file, database-specific parameters in a second parameter file, and user-specific parameters in yet another file.
See Introduction for more information about parameter files.