# Tag Info

## About kernel-startup

command line options include:

-lmverbose        print diagnostic information to stderr
-mathlink         specify that the kernel should be run in MathLink mode
-noprompt         specify that no banner or In/Out prompts should be printed
-password str     specify a password to use instead of the password or passwords stored in the mathpass file
-pwfile file      specify the name of a file that has a valid password
-run              specify a command to be run on startup as an argument


Kernel Configuration Options