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-===For Windows users===+==For Windows users==
-* Go to Start -> Run and entering the what you wish to execute with the switch. For example, +* Go to "Start -> Run" and entering the what you wish to execute with the switch. For example,
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Mozilla.exe" -ProfileManager "C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Mozilla.exe" -ProfileManager
(with the quotation marks). (with the quotation marks).
* You may also create a shortcut on your Desktop or wherever you like to make this less tedious. Right click on an open space. Choose New -> Shortcut. Follow the wizard in creating a new shortcut. When it prompts you for location (not name), type what you want to execute. For an example, see above. * You may also create a shortcut on your Desktop or wherever you like to make this less tedious. Right click on an open space. Choose New -> Shortcut. Follow the wizard in creating a new shortcut. When it prompts you for location (not name), type what you want to execute. For an example, see above.
-===For Linux and Mac OS X users===+==For Linux and Mac OS X users==
* Go to your Terminal window and type what you want to execute. On Linux, the shortcuts to your Terminal window will vary in location depending on your desktop environment. On Mac OS X go to your Applications folder and choose "Terminal". * Go to your Terminal window and type what you want to execute. On Linux, the shortcuts to your Terminal window will vary in location depending on your desktop environment. On Mac OS X go to your Applications folder and choose "Terminal".
-===See Also===+===See also===
-[[Command Line Arguments]]+[[Command line arguments]]

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For Windows users

  • Go to "Start -> Run" and entering the what you wish to execute with the switch. For example,
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Mozilla.exe" -ProfileManager

(with the quotation marks).

  • You may also create a shortcut on your Desktop or wherever you like to make this less tedious. Right click on an open space. Choose New -> Shortcut. Follow the wizard in creating a new shortcut. When it prompts you for location (not name), type what you want to execute. For an example, see above.

For Linux and Mac OS X users

  • Go to your Terminal window and type what you want to execute. On Linux, the shortcuts to your Terminal window will vary in location depending on your desktop environment. On Mac OS X go to your Applications folder and choose "Terminal".

See also

Command line arguments