When starting ArgoUML from a command line, there are several extra possibilities. Try typing:
java -jar argouml.jar -help
You will see the instructions:
Usage: [options] [project-file] Options include: -help display this information -big use big fonts -huge use huge fonts -nosplash don't display logo at startup -noedem don't report usage statistics -nopreload don't preload common classes -norecentfile don't reload last saved file -command <arg> command to perform on startup -batch don't start GUI -locale <arg> set the locale (e.g. 'en_GB') -open <arg> open given file on startup -print <arg> print given file on startup (and exit) You can also set java settings which influence the behaviour of ArgoUML: -Xms250M -Xmx500M [makes ArgoUML reserve more memory for large projects]
A common problem is that the User Interface is shown in the wrong language. Below is an easy way to switch back to the English UI. Please beware: the language is in lowercase.
java -jar argouml.jar -locale en
ArgoUML may be run without UI, in batch mode. Currently the possibilities are very limited. Below is an example (everything on 1 line!): It reads a "test.zargo" from my working directory, gets the diagram named "A", and writes a PNG graphical file for this diagram. Without the "-batch", ArgoUML would start up the UI after executing the commands.
java -jar argouml.jar -batch -command "org.argouml.uml.ui.ActionOpenProject=c:\Documents and Settings\Michiel\My Documents\test.zargo" -command org.argouml.ui.cmd.ActionGotoDiagram=A -command "org.argouml.uml.ui.ActionSaveGraphics=c:\Documents and Settings\Michiel\My Documents\test.PNG"