Scribus Command Line Reference
Just like any other program, Scribus can be launched from the command line. Below you find the command line options for Linux/UNIX (including Mac OS X). On other operating systems the parameters may have to be used differently.
-l, --lang xx
Overrides the system locale and runs Scribus in language
xx. The language is specified with the same POSIX language codes that are used in the
LC_ALL environment variables. For example, English can be selected with ‘en’ (generic English), ‘en_GB’ (British English), ‘en_US’ (American english), etc. Similarly, reformed German can be selected with ‘de’ or ‘de_DE’, traditional German with ‘de_1901’, and Swiss German with ‘de_CH’.
Prints a list of languages for which user interface translations are available. To use that language run Scribus as
scribus -l xx where
xx is the short language code.
Prints the Scribus version number and exits.
Opens the specified file. It’s possible to simply pass the file name as an unqualified argument instead of using this, though if the name begins with a dash (
-) you will need to use
scribus -- -myfile.sla.
Prints a brief usage summary.
Shows the font file listing as Scribus starts. This can be used for diagnosing missing glyphs within fonts or possibly broken font files.
Shows the color profiles listing which Scribus can use. This can be used for diagnosing missing or broken color profiles.
Suppresses display of the splash screen during Scribus start-up.
Stops the showing of the splashscreen on startup. Writes an empty file called .neversplash in
Uses right to left dialog button ordering (e.g. Cancel/No/Yes instead of Yes/No/Cancel)
Downloads a file from our scribus server indicating the latest available versions.