boa-constructor(1) RAD tool for Python and WxWindows


boa-constructor [-CDTSBERhv] [-O directory] [--Constricted] [--Debug] [--Trace] [--StartupFile] [--BlockHomePrefs] [--EmptyEditor [--RemoteDebugServer] [--help] [--version] [files...]


This manual page documents briefly the boa-constructor command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

boa-constructor is an IDE and a RAD tool for creating cross-platform applications built on top of the Python language and the WxWindows GUI toolkit.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
-O, --OverridePrefsDirName directory
Specify a different directory to load preferences from. Default is $HOME/.boa-constructor and is used if it exists. Directory will be created (and populated) if it does not exist.
-C, --Constricted
Run in constricted mode, overrides the preferences.
-D, --Debug
Run the first filename passed on the command-line in the Debugger on startup.
-T, --Trace
Run in trace mode. Used for tracking down core dumps. Every function call is logged to a file which can later be parsed for a traceback.
-S, --StartupFile
Execute the script pointed to by $BOASTARTUP or $PYTHONSTARTUP in the Shell namespace. The Editor object is available as sys.boa_ide. Overrides the preferences.
-B, --BlockHomePrefs
Prevent the $HOME directory being used.
-E, --EmptyEditor
Don't open the files that were open last time Boa was closed.
-R, --RemoteDebugServer
Run the first filename passed on the command-line in a Remote Debugger Server that can be connected to over a socket.
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-v, --version
Show version of program.


This manual page was written by Cedric Delfosse <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).