Application Command Line Parameters Explained

Passing command line arguments to applications can be useful in a wide range of situations. This concept is general to most software on most platforms.
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Command Line Parameters Explanation

Command line interfaces (CLI) allows for controlling software without visually starting it.

Parameters can be understood as extra commands sent to an application when it starts.

If you start a program from console you can typical write something like program.exe -parameter.

To prevent (e.g. in Windows) a parameter value that contains a space (e.g. if you are passing a directory path) from being broken up, enclose it inside a couple of "".

You have to resort to the manual and/or help for the given application to see the parameters, if any, it accepts.
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