Command Line Options for Blue

To view the options that Blue has from the commandline, type "blue --help". After that, you should see information printed to the console. Some of these flags are used by the Netbeans Platform that Blue is built upon. The following are ones Blue uses itself:

  -c, --compile <arg>       
  -o, --output <arg>

The flags above allow for commandline compilation of a .blue project into a CSD. Both flags must be set to work. An example of usage is:

blue -csomeFile.blue -ooutput.csd

This will use somefile.blue and produce output.csd. The generated CSD will use the Disk Render settings for the project. Using the commandline option for compiling .blue projects is useful for automating builds of projects using a build system like Make, Rake, Ant, or other tool.