Reference:Command Line Arguments

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In order to start GeoGebra from the command line you have to first install GeoGebra Classic 5 using the offline installers

If you want to use OpenJDK (rather than the included version) then this is the only one that works out of the box with GeoGebra: (download Java 8, JRE + JFX)


When using *.jar files directly (to ensure enough memory is allocated: don't double-click)

.\jre\bin\java -Xms32m -Xmx1024m -Dsun.jnu.encoding=UTF-8 -jar geogebra.jar [OPTIONS] [FILES]

or you can try this to disable hardware graphics acceleration if you get glitches

.\jre\bin\java -Xms32m -Xmx1024m -Dsun.jnu.encoding=UTF-8 -Dsun.java2d.d3d=false -jar geogebra.jar [OPTIONS] [FILES]

For example to show Help:

.\jre\bin\java -jar geogebra.jar --help

To load a file:

.\jre\bin\java -Xms32m -Xmx1024m -Dsun.jnu.encoding=UTF-8 -jar geogebra.jar myfile.ggb

To start GeoGebra in a different language:

.\jre\bin\java -Xms32m -Xmx1024m -Dsun.jnu.encoding=UTF-8 -jar geogebra.jar --language=de_AT

Usage on Windows (if installed via off-line installer)

geogebra.exe [OPTIONS] [FILES]

Usage on Linux (if installed via deb or rpm packages)

geogebra [OPTIONS] [FILES]

Starts GeoGebra with the specified OPTIONS and opens the given FILES.


Please note that there may be other options available which are not listed here. For a full list use the --help option.

--help print help message
--v print version information, e.g. GeoGebra 20 August 2011 Java 1.6.0_26
--language=ISO_CODE set language using locale code, e.g. en, de_AT
--showAlgebraInput=[true|false] show/hide algebra Input Bar
--showAlgebraInputTop=[true|false] Show algebra input field at top/bottom
--showAlgebraWindow=[true|false] show/hide Algebra View
--showSpreadsheet=[true|false] show/hide Spreadsheet View
--showCAS=[true|false] show/hide CAS View
--showSplash=[true|false] show splash screen on startup
--enableUndo=[true|false] enable/disable Undo
--fontSize=[number] set default font size
--showAxes=[true|false] show/hide coordinate axes
--showGrid=[true|false] show/hide coordinate grid
--settingsFile=FILENAME load/save settings from/in a local file (used by the portable version)
--resetSettings resets settings to defaults
--antiAliasing=[true|false] turn antialiasing on (true) or off (false)
--export=<File> Exports the Graphics View to SVG/PNG/PDF/EMF/EPS as determined by the extension
You can specify the resolution with --dpi
--exportAnimation=<File> Exports the Graphics View to mutiple SVG/PNG/PDF/EMF/EPS files (or one animated GIF) as determined by the extension and specified slider
You must specify the slider with --slider and you can specify the resolution with --dpi
--dpi=<Integer> dots per inch, eg 300 (only used in conjunction with --export)
--loop=[true|false]> whether the animated GIF should repeat (only used in conjunction with --exportAnimation)
--delay=<Integer> delay in ms between frames for the animated GIF (only used in conjunction with --exportAnimation)
--laf=<system|crossplatform> Change the "Look and Feel" of the GUI
allow version check (on/off or true/false for single launch). Note: if this option is not used, then it will check for new version, unless system preferences are set to disable it. This preference has to be created on "geogebra" key, with name "version_check_allow" (e.g. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/JavaSoft/Prefs/geogebra/version_check_allow in Windows registry ; edit the file /Library/Preferences/ in mac osx and add string key "version_check_allow" in Root > / > geogebra/), and value "false" if, on the computer, no check for new version is allowed.
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