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General Command Line Options

General options:

-?, --help

Print the help message which lists all command-line options with a short description of each one.

--usage

Print a list of command-line options showing correct syntax for use.

-V, --version

Print the Inkscape version number and exit. The version number is also available internally from Help icon About Inkscape.

-z, --without-gui

Do not use X server. Doesn't seem to play well with --verb.

-f, --file

Usage: inkscape -f FILENAME.

Give filename(s) to open upon start-up or for use with other options. The option string (-f or --file) need not be used.

-x, --extensions-directory

Print the Inkscape extension directory and exit. Useful for knowing where to install new extensions and checking which ones are included.

--verb

Call verb when Inkscape opened. If more than one --verb given, they will be called in order.

--verb-list

Print a list of all verb ids.

--select

Select object with given id.

--vacuum-defs

Remove the unused definitions from the <defs> section(s) of an SVG file. Also available internally with the File icon Vacuum Defs command. See the section called “Vacuuming Files”. This option does not create a new file but makes the changes in place.