Command line interface parameters

You can use these parameters on the command line interface:

Parameter Description
–help Shows the help screen
–portable Runs the application in portable mode
–clear-settings Clears the settings and runs the application
–dump-settings Prints out a dump of the settings and other information about the application and environment in GitHub Markdown and exits the application
–session <name> Runs the application in a different context for settings and internal files
–allow-multiple-instances Allows multiple instances of QOwnNotes to be started even if disallowed in the settings

You may run the application on the command line interface differently on different operating systems:

Operating system Output
Linux QOwnNotes
macOS /Applications/
Windows QOwnNotes.exe