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MPF commands

MPF offers multiple command-line commands. Almost all of those commands should executed from within your MPF machine folder.

Usually you start MPF using:

$ mpf both

Alternatively your can run MPF and MC separately:

$ mpf game


$ mpf mc

To start the interactive service cli run (start mpf both before):

$ mpf service

If you want to see details about your hardware (do not run MPF in parallel):

$ mpf hardware scan

To update the firmware of your hardware controllers (if supported by your platform):

$ mpf hardware firmware_update

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