1 Installing the Binary Release

1.1  Windows


The system is delivered as a Windows Installer executable. Get it from our download page.


The installation procedure is is automated. Double-click the .exe file icon and follow the instructions.


  • Start Erlang/OTP by double-clicking on the Erlang shortcut icon on the desktop.

    Expect a command line window to pop up with an output looking something like this:

      Erlang/OTP 17 [erts-6.0] [64-bit] [smp:2:2]
      Eshell V6.0  (abort with ^G)
  • Exit by entering the command halt(),

      2> halt().

    which will close the Erlang/OTP shell.