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6.2.1 Command Line Arguments
There are a number of command line arguments for the IDV. To view them provide the argument: -help:
idv -help
        -help  (this message)

        -properties  <property file>
        -Dpropertyname=value  (Define the property value)

        -installplugin  <plugin jar file to install>
        -plugin  <plugin jar file, directory, url for this run>
        -noplugins  Don't load plugins

        -cleardefault  (Clear the default bundle)
        -nodefault  (Don't read in the default bundle file)
        -default  <.xidv file>
        -bundle  <bundle file or url>

        -oneinstanceport  <port number> (Check if another version of the IDV is running. If so pass command line arguments to it and shutdown)

        -nopref  (Don't read in the user preferences)

        -userpath  <user directory to use>
        -sitepath  <url path to find site resources>

        -nogui  (Don't show the main window gui)

        -data  <data source> (Load the data source)
        -setfiles  <datasource pattern> <semi-colon delimited list of files> (Use the list of files for the bundled datasource)
        -display  <parameter> <display>
        -islinteractive  <run the isl file in interactive mode
        scriptfile.isl  (Run the IDV script in batch mode)
        -currenttime  <dttm> (Override current time for ISL processing)

        -image  <image file name> (create a jpeg image and then exit)
        -movie  <movie file name> (create a quicktime movie and then exit)
        -imageserver  <port number or .properties file> (run the IDV in image generation server mode. Support http requests on the given port)


        -catalog  <url to a chooser catalog>
        -chooser  (show the data chooser on start up) 

        -connect  <collaboration hostname to connect to>
        -server  (Should the IDV run in collaboration server mode)
        -port  <Port number collaboration server should listen on>


        -printjnlp  (Print out any embedded bundles from jnlp files)
        -listresources  <list out the resource types
        -debug  (Turn on debug print)
        -debugmessages  (Turn on language pack debug)
        -recordmessages  <Language pack file to write missing entries to>
        -trace  (Print out trace messages)
        -traceonly  <trace pattern> (Print out trace messages that match the pattern)
6.2.1.0 Specifying data source type
If you load in a data source from the command line using the -data argument the idv tries to figure out what type of data it is by looking for patterns in the file or url you specify. If it cannot determine the type the IDV will prompt the user for the type.

You can add in a "type:" prefix to the argument that will specify the type with:

idv -data type:somedatatype:the_file_or_url_to_the_data
The different values for the "somedatatype" are listed in here.

 


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