Launch the framework

EH Forwarder Bot offered 2 ways to launch the framework:

  • ehforwarderbot

  • python3 -m ehforwarderbot

Both commands are exactly the same thing, accept the same flags, run the same code. The latter is only a backup in case the former does not work.


  • -h, --help: Show help message

  • -p PROFILE, --profile PROFILE: Switch profile

    From version 2, EFB supports running different instances under the same user, identified by their profiles. The default profile is named default.

  • -V, --version: Print version information

    This shows version number of Python you are using, the EFB framework, and all channels and middlewares enabled.

  • -v, --verbose: Print verbose log

    This option enables verbose log of EFB and all enabled modules. This, together with -V, is particularly useful in debugging and issue reporting.

Quitting EFB

If you started EFB in a shell, you can simply press Control-C to trigger the quit process. Otherwise, ask your service manager to issue a SIGTERM for a graceful exit. The exit process may take a few second to complete.


It is important for you to issue a graceful termination signal (e.g. SIGTERM), and NOT to use SIGKILL. Otherwise you may face the risk of losing data and breaking programs.