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<h4>Scribus Command Line Reference</h4>
<p>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.</p>

<li><code>-l, --lang xx</code><br>
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 LANG and LC_ALL environment variables. For example, English can be selected with 'en' (generic English), 'en_GB' (British English), 'en_US' (American english), etc. Similarly, German can be selected with 'de' or 'de_DE'.</li>
<li><code>-la, --langs-available</code><br>
Print 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.</li>
<li><code>-v, --version</code><br>
Prints the Scribus version number and exits.</li>
<li><code>-f, --file</code><br>
Open 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 - you will need to use --, eg 'scribus -- -myfile.sla'.</li>
<li><code>-h, --help</code><br>
Print a brief usage summary.</li>
<li><code>-fi, --font-info </code><br>
Shows the font file listing as Scribus starts. This can be used for diagnosing missing glyphs within fonts or possibly broken font files.</li>
<li><code>-pi, --profile-info</code><br>
Shows the color profiles listing which Scribus can use. This can be used for diagnosing missing or broken color profiles.</li>
<li><code>-ns, --no-splash</code><br>
Suppresses display of the splash screen during Scribus start-up.</li>
<li><code>-nns, --never-splash</code><br>
Stop the showing of the splashscreen on startup. Writes an empty file called .neversplash in ~/.scribus.</li>
<li><code>-sb, --swap-buttons</code><br>
Use right to left dialog button ordering (e.g. Cancel/No/Yes instead of Yes/No/Cancel)</li>
<li><code>-u, --upgradecheck</code> <br>
Downloads a file from our scribus server indicating latest available versions.</li>