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Command line syntax and options

General syntax:

qcview file1 [ file2 [...]] {options}

where all options are preceded with a '-'. Any command line argument not preceded with a '-' is assumed to be a file name to be loaded and plotted.


This option will make qcview plot all traces in the same color.
qcview will display all traces after loading in data files.
qcview will quit once it has completed plotting and all command line options. Useful for running qcview in a batch mode.
After plotting, qcview will issue a 'Print Screen' command. The 'Print Screen' command acts as if the user typed the 'Print Screen' key on the PC's keyboard. The DOS routine graphics must be run before this option will work correctly, see the graphics command in the dos manual.
qcview will not plot a square for each data point and will only draw lines. This can greatly speed up qcview for datafiles with many points.
Turn off the mark option. The mark option can still be turned on once in qcview.
qcview will scale all data sets to the minimum and maximum y values in all the data sets. In other words, data files will be scaled together instead of each data file being scaled alone.
-d #
Decimate the data by #. Every #th epoch will be read in.
Creates a Postscript dump of the screen. The output of the dump goes to a file called Each new PS dump is appended to the file.
Removes the file if it exists when qcview is started.

Postscript output

The (d)ump ps command will cause qcview to create a postscript dump of the screen. The output of this dump will be appended to a file named The file can be sent to a Postscript printer as is. Multiple dumps can be saved in the same There is a command line option -rmps that can be used to delete any current file that might be present when qcview is started.

Example command lines

Plot the files testout.mp1 and testout.mp2:

qcview testout.mp1 testout.mp2

Plot the files testout.mp1 and testout.mp2, display all traces, make a printout, then quit:

graphics       {only needs to be done once}
qcview testout.mp1 testout.mp2 -all -print -quit

Plot the file testout.mp1 taking every other point:

qcview testout.mp1 -d 2

Plot three data files with the same y scale for each fileset:

qcview test1.mp1 test2.mp1 test3.mp1 -ytogether

Last modified: 2019-12-24  02:29:44  America/Denver