You can configure Logisim's application preferences via command
line options. This can be particularly useful in a laboratory of
single-student computers where you want Logisim to start up the same
for students every time, regardless of how previous students may have
configured the program.
The overall command-line syntax is as follows.
The optional additional files named on the command line will be
opened as separate windows within Logisim.
java -jar jarFileName [options] [filenames]
The following example starts Logisim in its basic configuration.
java -jar jarFileName -plain -gates shaped -locale en
Supported options include the following.
- -template templateFile
Configures the template for Logisim to use.
- -gates [shaped|rectangular]
Configures which type of gate to use.
- -locale localeIdentifier
Configures which translation to use. As of this writing, the
supported locales include:
- -accents [yes|no]
This is only relevant for languages that use characters
outside the 7-bit ASCII character set; this would include
languages using accented characters, and it would not
If no, characters outside the 7-bit ASCII character
set are replaced with equivalents appropriate to the language;
this would be useful for Java/OS combinations where such characters
are not supported well.
Hides the initial Logisim splash screen.
Displays a summary of the command line options.
Displays the Logisim version number.
Next: User's Guide.