Running JGloss

JGloss requires no installation. On a Windows system with the Java Runtime Environment installed, double-clicking the jgloss-...jar file should start the application. To start JGloss from a shell, change to the directory which contains the JAR file and enter java -jar jgloss-...jar. JGloss has some command line options: java -jar jgloss-...jar [option] file ....

-h , --help , /?

Shows a short help message with the list of options.

-i , --createindex

Creates index files for the dictionary files given on the command line. The index files will be saved in the current directory. JGloss tries to create an index file for a dictionary file automatically when none is found. If this fails, for example because a normal user has no write permissions for the dictionary directory, you can log in as a privileged user ( e. g. administrator or root) and use this option to create the index files.

-f , --format

Prints the format of the dictionary files given on the command line.