Running FlexPDE from the Command Line

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Running FlexPDE from the Command Line

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When FlexPDE is run from a command line or as a subtask from another application, there are some command-line switches that can be used to control its behavior:



Run the file which is named on the command line. Do not enter edit mode.


View the file which is named on the command line.  Do not enter edit mode.


Exit FlexPDE when the problem completes.


Run in "minimized" mode (reduced to an icon).


Run "quietly".  Combines -R -X -M.


Run "silently".  -Q with all error reports suppressed. Also, no icon should appear in the system taskbar.


Set the default thread count. Append the number : -T6 will use six threads.


License FlexPDE. For Internet Key, append A for activate, R for release, then serial number : -LA668668886. For local or network dongle, append D or N followed by dongle ID : -LD2-2428250.


Report the computer specific ID for FlexPDE.


Turn off consolidation of output.


Turn off automatic import of previous mesh.


Turn off loading and saving of preferences from .ini file.


For example, the command line

flexpde7  -R   problem

will load and run the script file "problem.pde".


Note : On the Mac, the actual executable code is located inside of an application "bundle", which is simply a directory hierarchy that is hidden from the user in graphics mode. The complete path to the executable would be "". See the Apple developer website for more information about application bundles.