Open files from the command line (bash/linux)

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jvalencia
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Open files from the command line (bash/linux)

Post by jvalencia » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:21 pm

I try with "qcad file.dxf" but nothing works.

Also, "qcad --help" don't show anything.

How can I do it?

QCad Pro 3.18

Thanks.

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lphilpot
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Re: Open files from the command line (bash/linux)

Post by lphilpot » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:42 pm

That should work. My (Linux) desktop file does this:

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/opt/qcad/qcad /home/len/Documents/QCAD-default.dxf
...which is essentially the same thing you indicated.

Does QCAD not launch at all, or does it launch but without loading your file?

What OS are you on?
Len
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QCAD Pro on Xubuntu Linux (usually)

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andrew
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Re: Open files from the command line (bash/linux)

Post by andrew » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:03 am

To show usage info:
./qcad -h
If it does not work, you might not be in the right directory.

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