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Command line options

Mixxx is designed to be as user-friendly as possible. As such, its command line options are only useful for development or debugging, as they make these tasks easier. Here is an exhaustive list:

These are case-sensitive

1.11

You can load supported sound files directly into the virtual decks by specifying them at the command line.

OptionDescriptionCode location
filenameLoads the specified music file at start-up (of the types Mixxx supports.) Each file you specify will be loaded into the next deck.
--resourcePath path Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for its resource files such as controller presets, overriding the default installation locationconfigobject.cpp, line
--pluginPath path Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for for sound source plugins in addition to default locations soundsourceproxy.cpp, line
--settingsPath path Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for settings.
--controllerDebugCauses Mixxx to display/log all of the MIDI/HID/etc. messages it receives and script functions it loads
--locale LOCALE Use a custom locale for loading translations (e.g 'fr')main.cpp, line
--developer Enables a Developer menu item in the menu bar
-f, --fullScreenCauses Mixxx to start in full-screen modemain.cpp, line
-h, --helpDisplays all current command line optionsmain.cpp, line

1.10

You can load supported sound files directly into the virtual decks by specifying them at the command line.

OptionDescriptionCode location
filenameLoads the specified music file at start-up (of the types Mixxx supports.) Each file you specify will be loaded into the next deck.main.cpp, line FIXME
--resourcePath path Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for its resource files such as MIDI mappings, overriding the default installation locationconfigobject.cpp, line 326
--pluginPath path Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for for sound source plugins in addition to default locations soundsourceproxy.cpp, line 78
--midiDebugCauses Mixxx to display/log all of the MIDI messages it receives and script functions it loadsmididevice.cpp, line 52
--locale LOCALE Use a custom locale for loading translations (e.g 'fr')main.cpp, line 229
-f, --fullScreenCauses Mixxx to start in full-screen modemain.cpp, line 227
-h, --helpDisplays all current command line optionsmain.cpp, line 183

1.8

You can load supported sound files directly into the virtual decks by specifying them at the command line.

OptionDescriptionCode location
filenameLoads the specified music file at start-up (of the types Mixxx supports.) Each file you specify will be loaded into the next deck.main.cpp, line 281
--resourcePath path Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for its resource files such as MIDI mappings, overriding the default installation locationconfigobject.cpp, line 310
--midiDebugCauses Mixxx to display/log all of the MIDI messages it receives and script functions it loadsmididevice.cpp, line 52
-f, --fullScreenCauses Mixxx to start in full-screen modemain.cpp, line 276
-h, --helpDisplays all current command line optionsmain.cpp, line 249

1.7

OptionDescriptionCode location
--resourcePath path Top-level directory where Mixxx should look for its resource files such as MIDI mappings, overriding the default installation locationconfigobject.cpp, line 301
--loadXMLfile /path/to/mapping.midi.xmlForces Mixxx to load the specified MIDI mapping on start-up instead of the last-used MixxxMIDIBindings.xmlmidimapping.cpp, line 396
--midiDebugCauses Mixxx to display/log all of the MIDI messages it receives (Windows only, >=1.7.1)midiobjectwin.cpp, line 27
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