Command Line Options

Usage: shotcut [options] resource

  -h, --help             Displays this help.
  -v, --version          Displays version information.
  --fullscreen           Fill the screen with the Shotcut window.
  --noupgrade            Hide upgrade prompt and menu item.
  --gpu                  Use GPU processing.
  --clear-recent         Clear Recent on Exit
  --appdata <directory>  The directory for app configuration and data.

  resource               A file to open.

When --appdata is supplied the configuration key appdatadir is not written to the normal configuration file/registry.

resource can be anything that Shotcut can open such as a media file, MLT XML project file, generic MLT XML file, or even a MLT producer specification (e.g. noise:).



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