Command Line

Most users will want to start Simredo by clicking on a desktop icon (at left), but Simredo can also be started by typing a command in a Command Line Interface. In Windows, this is called Command Prompt. In GNU/Linux systems, it may be called Terminal or Console. Below is a screen shot from a GNU/Linux system.

In the above example, the user is logged in as 'root', and Simredo is located in the folder  /root/Simredo4 . The command is:

java -jar /root/Simredo4/Simredo4.jar /root/Simredo4

java is the name of the Java interpreter. -jar tells the interpreter that the next item is a Java archive (JAR-file). The executable JAR-file, Simredo4.jar, is located in the folder  /root/Simredo4 , therefore, the next parameter is  /root/Simredo4/Simredo4.jar . Lastly, Simredo needs to know where its key map and dictionary files are located. This is the last parameter, the folder  /root/Simredo4 .

For Windows, the same parameters are required, but of course the folders will be different. Here is an example command line for Simredo installed in Windows under Program Files. (Note: The name of the folder Program Files gets truncated to Progra~1)

java -jar c:\Progra~1\Simredo4\Simredo4.jar c:\Progra~1\Simredo4

If you start Simredo using a Command Line Interface, you can use the function key F1 to display some useful information: the total number of characters, the current cursor position (caret position), and the codes of the first few characters in the current document. In the above example, the user typed 'ankoraĆ­', then F1. The character codes are displayed in both decimal and hexadecimal.