Starting and stopping a HAM

Updated: May 06, 2022

You start a HAM by running the ham utility at the command line:

ham

The ham utility has these command-line options:

-?|h
Display usage message
-d
Disable internal verbosity.
-f
Log verbose output to a file (default is stderr).
-t none|relative|absolute|shortabs
Specify the timestamping method. The default is relative.
-v
Set verbosity level — extra -v's increase verbosity.
-Vn
Set verbosity level — use a number to specify the level (e.g., -V3).

When a HAM starts, it also starts the Guardian process for itself.

Note: You must start ham with its full path or with the PATH variable set to include the path to ham as a component.

You must be root in order to start or stop a HAM.