NetBeans(1) Java IDE


netbeans [ options ] [ files ]


Command-line options.
Files to be opened in NetBeans IDE.


NetBeans is a cross-platform IDE written in Java. It supports development in Java, and support for other languages can be added. The whole IDE is built around a core framework with APIs, and features are implemented in the form of plugin modules. This clean, modular architecture makes NetBeans a good platform for building development tools and custom IDEs.


General options:

List available command line options
--jdkhome <path>
Path to JDK home used to run IDE
Pass <jvm_option> to JVM
--cp:p <classpath>
Prepend <classpath> to classpath
--cp:a <classpath>
Append <classpath> to classpath

Core options:

  --laf <LaF classname>
Use given LookAndFeel class instead of the default

  --fontsize <size>
Set the base font size of the user interface, in points

  --locale <language[:country[:variant]]>
Use specified locale

  --userdir <path>
Use specified directory to store user settings

Module reload options:

  --reload /path/to/module.jar
Installs or reinstalls a module JAR file.

OpenFile module options:

  --open FILE
Open FILE.

  --open FILE:LINE
Open FILE at line LINE (starting from 1).


NetBeans was written by the NetBeans Community <>.

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