Opening the AMC GUI and a specific project from the command line
I do a lot of command-line work, including automating some of the AMC processes. But sometimes the GUI is the best interface. I was looking for a way to open up the AMC GUI from the command line, and skip the step of picking the project from the dialog to open it.
According to the man page for auto-multiple-choice (1),
auto-multiple-choice project should open the GUI and the project named
project. While I could get the GUI to open with this usage, and the application window showed the name of the project I wanted to open, it didn't have any of the project data in it.
The only way I could get it to work was, after digging into the source of
auto-multiple-choice gui -p project
And that's good enough for me. I'm just wondering if the documentation is out of date or I'm doing it wrong.
RE: Opening the AMC GUI and a specific project from the command line - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe almost 4 years ago
auto-multiple-choice projectshould open the GUI and the project named project
This works for me, but project should be the name of the project only, not the full path of the project directory.
If you want to specify the full path, you must use
auto-multiple-choice gui -p project_directory_path
RE: Opening the AMC GUI and a specific project from the command line - Added by Matthew Leingang almost 4 years ago
Ah, I think I understand now. If you call
at the command line, AMC will look in the global user setting projects directory for a project named projectname.
My projects directory has several subdirectories wherein the projects live, so the command above wasn't finding any project at the top level with that name. (I know that project subdirectories aren't really supported, but it's the best for my system. On the other hand, it means I have to constantly change the projects directory to one of the subdirectories.)
I discovered that
auto-multiple-choice subdir/projectname will find it. So project is a kind of path; just relative to the projects directory.
Most of the time I'm working in a specific project's directory when I'm on the command line, so
auto-multiple-choice gui -p projectdiris the more useful command to me. But I'm glad to know the correct usage.