Though KWrite may most often be started from the Plasma™ application starter, or a desktop icon, it can also be opened at the command line prompt of a terminal window. There are a few useful options that are available when doing this.
Many other applications that use KatePart offer similar command line options.
By specifying the path and name of a particular file the user can have KWrite open (or create) that file immediately upon startup. This option might look something like the following:
The above-mentioned method could even be used to open files on the Internet (if the user has an active connection at the time.) An example of this might look like the following:
The following command line help options are available
This lists the most basic options available at the command line.
Lists KWrite's authors in the terminal window.
Lists version information for the application.
Shows license information.
The base file name of the desktop entry for this application.
This is in particular useful for wrapper applications and applications having in general multiple desktop files. Thus each desktop file can have its own command line for the
Causes KWrite to use the specified encoding for the document.
Navigate to the specified line after opening the document.
Navigate to the specified column after opening the document.
Causes KWrite to read the document content from STDIN. This is similar to the common option
-used in many command line programs, and allows you to pipe command output into KWrite.