This is the documentation for older versions of Odoo (formerly OpenERP).

See the new Odoo user documentation.

See the new Odoo technical documentation.

Command line options

General Options


show program version number and exit

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-c CONFIG, --config=CONFIG

specify alternate config file

-s, --save

save configuration to ~/.terp_serverrc

-v, --verbose

enable debugging


file where the server pid will be stored


file where the server log will be stored


specify the TCP IP address

-p PORT, --port=PORT

specify the TCP port


specify the TCP IP address for netrpc


specify the TCP port for netrpc


disable netrpc


disable xmlrpc

-i INIT, --init=INIT

init a module (use "all" for all modules)


load demo data for a module (use "all" for all modules)

-u UPDATE, --update=UPDATE

update a module (use "all" for all modules)


stop the server after it initializes


enable debug mode

-S, --secure

launch server over https instead of http


specify the SMTP server for sending mail

Internationalization options:

Use these options to translate OpenERP to another language.See i18n section of the user manual. Option '-l' is mandatory.

-l LANGUAGE, --language=LANGUAGE

specify the language of the translation file. Use it with --i18n-export and --i18n-import


export all sentences to be translated to a CSV file and exit


import a CSV file with translations and exit


specify modules to export. Use in combination with --i18n-export

Options from previous versions:

Some options were removed in version 6. For example, price_accuracy is now configured through the Decimal Accuracy screen.