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Execution of FreeFlyer from the command line allows for quick, successive running of multiple Mission Plans useful in high performance computing. There are two options available for running FreeFlyer from the command line: FF.exe and FreeFlyer.exe. FreeFlyer.exe allows execution of FreeFlyer from the command line while showing the FreeFlyer user interface. Both executables can be run from the command prompt or called from external programs or batch files. Using a batch file, a user can repeat the same runs many times for automated product generation, and automated regression testing. For improved processing speeds, FreeFlyer can be run from the command line without the use of the FreeFlyer user interface (see FF.exe for more information on this option).
The FreeFlyer.exe executable is supported only in Windows and is called from the command line using one of two commands: FreeFlyer.exe or FreeFlyer. There are numerous switches that can be used with the FreeFlyer.exe commands. Switches follow the command name (FreeFlyer or FreeFlyer.exe) on the command line and tell FreeFlyer.exe what operation the user wishes to perform. For example, the Run switch will open the FreeFlyer user interface and run the Mission Plan specified by the Mission Plan switch upon opening:
The switches may be listed in any order and specified using their full name or abbreviation. Information on the switches available for use with FreeFlyer.exe can be found by following the links in the list below.