MSE Command line

MSE Command line

Magic set editor can be started from the command prompt by typing:

mse

in Windows, or

magicseteditor

on other platforms.

The MSE program has several flags for choosing different behaviour.

Starting the GUI

mse

Invoking MSE with no arguments shows the welcome window.

mse my-set.mse-set

Invoking MSE with the filename of a set shows the main window with that set loaded. This command is automatically invoked when you double click on a set file in a file manager.

mse my-symbol.mse-symbol

Invoking MSE with the filename of a symbol shows the symbol editor window with that symbol loaded.

mse --symbol-editor

With the --symbol-editor flag the symbol editor is started with a blank symbol.

Information about MSE

mse --version

The --version flag (abbreviate as -v) writes the version number of MSE to the standard output, or in a message box if MSE was not started from the command prompt.

mse --help

The --help flag (abbreviate as -?) displays a list of available flags to the standard output, or in a message box if MSE was not started from the command prompt.

Installers

mse my-installer.mse-installer

Invoking MSE with the filename of an installer shows the package window, from where the packages in that installer can be installed. By passing the --local or --global flag you can change where the package will be installed. Global installation is for all users, local installation is for the current user only (see data directories).

mse --create-installer <em>output.mse-installer</em> <em>package1.mse-game</em> <em>package2.mse-game</em> ...

Creates an installer package containing one or more packages from the mse data directory. The installer will be written to output.mse-installer. This name can be omitted, in which case the name of the first package will be used (in this case package1.mse-installer).

Interactive cli interface

mse --cli

Starts the Interactive command line interface. Optionally the filename of a set can be passed which will then be loaded.