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Command-Line Edition and Syntax

Command-Line Edition and Syntax

The client can run without graphical UI.
All options available in the UI have their related command-line options.

Under Windows, a specific executable for console only, Eddie-CLI.exe (or CLI.exe), is available
Under Linux, run eddie-ui with -cli option.
Under OS X, run /Applications/Eddie.app/Contents/MacOS/Eddie -cli

Default options are read from the profile. Options in command-line override them but are not saved in the profile at exit (exception note: if "remember" is set to "False" (see below), username and password will be deleted at exit, even if they were inside the profile file).
You can run the UI, even with a custom profile, choose options in the UI, and then launch the command-line edition with the profile options, to avoid to specify all the options in the command-line.

The options login and password are mandatory if they are not already in the profile.

By default, the client doesn't connect to any server automatically. Specify -connect to connect automatically.
Specify -netlock to start with network lock activation.

You can press n to connect to a server.
You can press x key or Ctrl+C to exit.

eddie-ui -cli -login=mylogin -password=mypassword -netlock

Start the software, without automatic connection to a server, but with Network Lock active.
Any network connection will be blocked, until you connect to a server with the n key.
eddie-ui -cli -login=mylogin -password=mypassword -connect -server=Leonis -mode.port=53 -mode.protocol=UDP

The software starts by reading default profile AirVPN.xml, starts without the UI (-cli option), connect directly (-connect) and overrides some profile options (login, password, server, port, protocol).

Run the client with the -help option to print a text-based manual (like Linux man) with an explanation of all options, including the current value (taken from profile or command-line) and defaults.
#./eddie-ui -cli -help

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