Command Line

If you start Kwave from the command line, you can specify a list of files that should be opened. The first specified file will be opened first, then the other files. Each file will be opened in an own new window of the same Kwave instance. If you specify wildcards, you can open a large number of files at once.

For example, the following command starts a Kwave and opens all sounds of the KDE window manager, each in a new window:

% kwave /usr/share/sounds/KDE_Window*.wav

In addition to a list of files, you can specify a list of Xt toolkit options like -geometry for specifying the size and/or position of the first opened Kwave window and or -display for starting the Kwave on a different display.

For example, the following command starts a Kwave window with an initial width of 600 pixels and a height of 400 pixels, with the right border positioned 30 pixels away from the right and 0 pixels away form the top of the screen.

% kwave -geometry 600x400-30+0

With the option --disable-splashscreen you can disable the splash screen that comes up when starting Kwave. This might be useful when you start Kwave from a script.

The command line option --iconic lets Kwave start up minimized (iconified). This might be useful when you want to start Kwave without GUI interaction, e.g. when running from a script. This option also implicitly disables the splash screen!