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Environment variables: formated MacOSX note
Mac OS X is a [[Download#Comunity_supported|community supported]] platform. If you download the Mac OS X disk image (.dmg), then you simply drag the application to your application folder (or anywhere else you want to store it) and start Gramps by double clicking on the application in the normal way.
Starting Gramps To run from the command line (cmd.exe) depends on where , you have chosen 'll need to install Gramps.* start Terminal* change directory to the directory that contains your copy of Gramps (e.g, found in Applications:Utilities. cd /Applications)* Change directory to Contents/MacOS within the 'package' name that Once you have used for a terminal window open, at the Gramps application. If you have not renamed it, this would be Gramps.app, so you would prompt type cd /path/to/Gramps.app/Contents/MacOS /Gramps Typically If you installed Gramps in Applications along with most of your other apps, that would type:be cd /Applications cd /Gramps.app/Contents/MacOS /Gramps When You may use any of the instructions below tell you command-line options along with this. For example, to type something after get a detailed listing of all of the start commandFamily Tree databases in your default Family Tree folder, you just type this after 'Gramps', for example:would use cd /Applications cd /Gramps.app/ContentsContent/MacOS /Gramps -L
There are other ways to install Gramps for Mac OS X, but these are much more complicated and are not covered here.
== Available Gramps options ==
This section provides the reference list of all command line options available in Gramps. If you want to know more than just a list of options, see next sections: [[Gramps-command line#Operation|Operation]] and [[Gramps-command line#Examples| Examples]]. A list The summary below is also available printed by gramps -h. Usage: gramps.py [OPTION...] --load-modules=MODULE1,MODULE2,... Dynamic modules to load Help options -?, --help Show this help message --usage Display brief usage message Application options -O, --open=FAMILY_TREE Open Family Tree -C, --create=FAMILY_TREE Create on open if new Family Tree -i, --import=FILENAME Import file -e, --export=FILENAME Export file -f, --format=FORMAT Specify Family Tree format -a, --action=ACTION Specify action -p, --options=OPTIONS_STRING Specify options -d, --debug=LOGGER_NAME Enable debug logs -l List Family Trees -L List Family Trees in Detail -t List Family Trees, tab delimited -u, --force-unlock Force unlock of Family Tree -s, --show Show config settings -c, --config=[config.setting[Plugins Command Line|this page:value]] Set config setting(s) and start Gramps -y, --yes Don't ask to confirm dangerous actions (non-GUI mode only) -q, --quiet Suppress progress indication output (non-GUI mode only) -v, --version Show versions The usage message is as follows:  Example of usage of Gramps command line interface 1. To import four databases (whose formats can be determined from their names) and then check the resulting database for errors, one may type: gramps -i file1.ged -i file2.gpkg -i ~/db3.gramps -i file4.wft -a tool -p name=check. 2. To explicitly specify the formats in the above example, append filenames with appropriate -f options: gramps -i file1.ged -f gedcom -i file2.gpkg -f gramps-pkg -i ~/db3.gramps -f gramps-xml -i file4.wft -f wft -a tool -p name=check. 3. To record the database resulting from all imports, supply -e flag (use -f if the filename does not allow Gramps to guess the format): gramps -i file1.ged -i file2.gpkg -e ~/new-package -f gramps-pkg 4. To save any error messages of the above example into files outfile and errfile, run: gramps -i file1.ged -i file2.dpkg -e ~/new-package -f gramps-pkg >outfile 2>errfile 5. To import three databases and start interactive Gramps session with the result: gramps -i file1.ged -i file2.gpkg -i ~/db3.gramps 6. To open a database and, based on that data, generate timeline report in PDF format putting the output into the my_timeline.pdf file: gramps -O 'Family Tree 1' -a report -p name=timeline,off=pdf,of=my_timeline.pdf 7. To generate a summary of a database: gramps -O 'Family Tree 1' -a report -p name=summary 8. Listing report options Use the name=timeline,show=all to find out about all available options for the timeline report. To find out details of a particular option, use show=option_name , e.g. name=timeline,show=off string. To learn about available report names, use name=show string. 9. To convert a family tree on the fly to a .gramps xml file: gramps -O 'Family Tree 1' -e output.gramps -f gramps-xml 10. To generate a web site into an other locale (in german): LANGUAGE=de_DE; LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 gramps -O 'Family Tree 1' -a report -p name=navwebpage,target=/../de 11. Finally, to start normal interactive session type: gramps Note: These examples are for bash shell. Syntax may be different for other shells and for Windows.
=== List options ===
{{man tip|1=Listing report options |2=Use the <tt>''name=timeline,show=all''</tt> to find out about all available options for the timeline report. To find out details of a particular option, use <tt>''show=option_name''</tt> , e.g. <tt>''name=timeline,show=off''</tt> string. To learn about available report names, use <tt>''name=show''</tt> string.}}
*To convert a grdb the bsddb database on the fly to a .gramps xml file:
:<pre>gramps -O 'Family Tree 1' -e output.gramps -f gramps-xml</pre>
* '''GRAMPSHOME''' - if set, override default path to profile allowing user to use ex. network drive to store data and all settings. For technically advanced users who run multiple versions of Gramps, setting a different $GRAMPSHOME is a way to avoid interference between the different versions in the Gramps user directory.
* '''LANG''' - is used by Gramps to determine which language file should be loaded.
 
{{man note|MacOSX|Because of the way launching with Finder works, the environment variables for the Gramps.app bundle are hard-coded in Gramps.app/Contents/MacOS/Gramps. If for some reason you need to change them, edit that file with TextEdit; be sure to save it back as plain text. See as well [[Run_GRAMPS_in_another_locale#Change_Mac_OS_X_application_defaults|setting locale]] for an alternative to using the '''LANG''' and '''LANGUAGE''' environment variables.}}
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