SYNOPSISmscore [options] [filename(s)]
MuseScore or musescore is set as an alias for mscore on some systems.
DESCRIPTIONThis manual page documents command line useage of mscore. See also:
For help with the full MuseScore program see the Online Handbook:
OPTIONSA summary of options is included below. Running mscore without options launches the full MuseScore program and opens any specified file(s).
- Displays MuseScore's current version and revision number in the command line without starting the graphical interface.
- Starts MuseScore in debug mode.
- Starts MuseScore in layout debug mode.
- Disables the integrated software synthesizer.
- Disables MIDI input.
- -a <driver>
- Use audio driver: jack, alsa, pulse, portaudio.
- Starts with the new score wizard regardless of preference setting for start mode.
- Displays all MIDI input on the console.
- Displays all MIDI output on the console.
- -o <filename>
- Exports the currently opened file to the specified <filename>. The file type depends on the filename extension. This option switches to the "converter" mode and avoids any graphical interface. You can also add a filename before the -o if you want to import and export files from the command line. For example mscore "My Score.mscz" -o "My Score.pdf".
- -r <dpi>
- Determines the output resolution for the output to "*.png" files in the converter mode. The default resolution is 300 dpi.
- -T <margin>
- Trims exported PNG and SVG images to remove surrounding whitespace around the score. The specified number of pixels of whitespace will be added as a margin; use 0 for a tightly cropped image. For SVG, this option works only with single-page scores.
- -x <factor>
- Scales the score display and other GUI elements by the specified factor, for use with high resolution displays.
- -S <style>
- Loads a style file; useful when you convert with the -o option.
- -p <name>
- Execute the named plugin.
- Use only the standard built-in presets or "factory-settings" and delete preferences.
- Use only the standard built-in presets or "factory-settings", but do not delete preferences.
- Load icons from the file system. Useful if you want to edit the MuseScore icons and preview the changes.
- Enable experimental features.
- -c <pathname>
- Set config path.
- Enable Test Mode.
- -M <file>
- Specify MIDI import operations file.
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AUTHORMuseScore was written by Werner Schweer and others. If you find any bugs in the latest version please report them via the Issue Tracker:
This manual page is maintained by the MuseScore development team. Please report mistakes via the Issue Tracker.