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console issue

Mar 9, 2012, 16:14
Post: #1
console issue
I am trying my hand at GIMP scripts, and have run into a beginner issue:

based on tutorials I want to run

$ gimp -b -

to get a gimp console >. I am on windows 7 and have so far tried the following:

gimp-2.6.exe -i -b -
opens a command window only allowing to quit it

Then I found another console exe and tried that
gimp-console-2.6.exe -b -
I get "batch command executed successfully" but cant do anything in the console

gimp-console-2.6.exe --verbose -c -i -b -
same as above with some more test. One message might be of interest:
"No batch interpreter specified, using the default 'plug-in-script-fu-eval'"

Any ideas what i am doing wrong?
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Mar 9, 2012, 17:08
Post: #2
RE: console issue
gimp-console is used in Windows to display output from Gimp (and plugins)(*) but it's not meant to enter commands (if you want to try Scheme or Python commands you start the Filters/Script-fu or Filters/python-fu consoles.

gimp -b - is mostly for Unix systems. In Windows what could work is to put the commands in a file and use
gimp -b - < command_file
But then you would not see the output. If you are very lucky,
gimp-console -b - < command_file
may work...

(*) because windows, unlike Unix, doesn't let you easily have a standard terminal output and a windowed UI at the same time.

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Mar 9, 2012, 18:34
Post: #3
RE: console issue
Thanks very much for quick response. I have a mac, and can try on that as well.

Am glad I have this forum to clarify my doubts or get tips and answers.
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