Escript doesn't have anything built in to do this for you. However,
assuming it is a single app and its in your path you can just do
application start. That is
application:start(<my app name as atom>).
Of course, that will only start up your application and will fail if
your dependencies aren't started. The only option you really have then
is to call application start on your entire dependency chain and your
application in dependency order. Thats actually not as bad as it
Of course after a while you are going to want to start releases via
escript, but thats not really possible at the moment.