`multipass start` command

The multipass start command without any argument will start the primary instance (and create it first if it didn’t exist yet). You can also pass one or more instance names or the --all option to start more instances at the same time:

$ multipass start
Configuring primary \
Launching primary |
$ multipass shell

The full multipass help start output explains the available options:

$ multipass help start
Usage: multipass start [options] [<name> ...]
Start the named instances. Exits with return code 0
when the instances start, or with an error code if
any fail to start.

  -h, --help     Display this help
  -v, --verbose  Increase logging verbosity, repeat up to three times for more
  --all          Start all instances

  name           Names of instances to start. If omitted, and without the --all
                 option, 'primary' (the configured primary instance name) will
                 be assumed. If 'primary' does not exist but is included in a
                 successful start command (either implicitly or explicitly), it
                 is launched automatically (see `launch` for more info).

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