Command line

How do I open an image in an existing Geeqie application ?

Use the “--remote” command line option to send commands to an existing Geeqie, for a list of commands supported by the remote switch run:

geeqie --remote-help

How do I set the slide show delay when starting Geeqie in slide show from the command line ?

The delay can not be set when used with the standard --slideshow command line switch, as --slideshow uses the delay stored in the configuration file.

For this, use the remote command --slideshow-start to start the slide show after setting the delay with --delay=. The order of the command line is important. For example for a 12 second slide show delay use:

geeqie --remote  --delay=12 --slideshow-start

Note that if geeqie is running prior to this command, the slide show should also be stopped prior to changing the delay:

geeqie --remote --slideshow-stop --delay=12 --slideshow-start