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JAWS Installation Layout Command Line Options

The setup package is a tool used to install or uninstall multiple components, including the main product. The following information is an example of what is available from /Help and /MoreHelp

These commands are not case sensitive.

/Help

Displays this help dialog. The installation process is not performed.

Example:
c:\package.exe /help

/ExtractSettings </Path-to-file>

Outputs the contents of Settings.ini to the output file specified. The installation process is not performed. If the output file already exists, it is overwritten. If there are spaces in the path to the file, the path must be enclosed in quotes.

Example:
c:\package.exe /ExtractSettings "c:\FS setup\OldSettings.ini"

/ReplaceSettings </Path-to-file>

Specifies an initialization file for the setup package engine to use instead of the Settings.ini file stored in the resources. This flag can be used if any of the contents in Settings.ini must be overridden. If there are spaces in the path to the file, the path must be enclosed in quotes.

Example:
c:\package.exe /ReplaceSettings "c:\FS setup\NewSettings.ini"

/Log </Path-to-file>

Allows the user to specify the location of the setup package log file. Logging is enabled even if this command line argument is not specified.

Example:
c:\package.exe /Log "c:\myFolder\mySetup.log" The log file is created under c:\myFolder\mySetup.log.

/Layout </Path-to-folder>

Downloads the non-embedded installer files and creates a copy of the setup package in the folder specified. This allows a user to run the setup package and perform an installation or repair on an offline computer. To do this, the setup package and installer files must be in the same folder.

If there are spaces in the path to the folder, the path must be enclosed in quotes.

Example:
c:\package.exe /Layout "c:\FS setup\OfflineSetup" The installer files are downloaded to the c:\FS setup\OfflineSetup folder.

/Type <name>

Specifies the setup type to use instead of the default. To view a list of available setup types, use the /MoreHelp command-line option.

Example:
c:\package.exe /type Safe The installer files are downloaded to the c:\FS setup\OfflineSetup folder.

/Language <LanguageCode>

Specifies the three letter language code of the product language to use instead of the Operating System Language. This language is used when performing a clean install or a Layout. For actions like an update or a repair, the previously installed product language will be used and this option will be ignored. To view a list of supported language codes, use the /MoreHelp command-line option.

Install Example:
c:\package.exe /Language enu The English version of the product is installed.

Layout Example:
c:\package.exe /Language enu /Layout "c:\FS setup\OfflineSetup" The installer files for the English version of the product are downloaded to the c:\FS setup\OfflineSetup folder.

/InstallerUILanguage <LanguageCode>

Specifies the three letter language code of the user interface display language to use instead of the Operating System Language. To view a list of supported language codes, use the /MoreHelp command-line option.

Example:
c:\package.exe /InstallerUILanguage enu All dialogs and prompts are displayed in English.

/MoreHelp

Displays additional help information, if available, about the setup package such as a list of setup types. The installation process is not performed.

Example:
c:\package.exe /MoreHelp The log file is created under c:\myFolder\mySetup.log.

Results of /MoreHelp

These commands are not case sensitive.

/Type <SetupTypeName>

Specifies the setup type to use instead of the default. The following is a list of available setup types:

Silent Silently installs a typical installation without displaying any installation dialog boxes or prompts.

Repair Repairs an existing installation. During the repair, progress dialogs are displayed and a clicking tone is played. At the end, you will be prompted to restart your computer.

SilentRepair Silently repairs an existing installation without displaying any installation dialog boxes or prompts.

Uninstall Uninstalls an existing installation.

SilentUninstall Silently uninstalls an existing installation without removing shared components.

SilentSharedUninstall Silently uninstalls an existing installation and the shared components.

/Language <LanguageCode>

Specifies the three letter language code of the product language to use instead of the Operating System Language. This language is used when performing a clean install or a Layout. For actions like an update or a repair, the previously installed product language will be used and this option will be ignored. The following is a list of supported language codes:

  • Arabic: arb
  • German: deu
  • English: enu
  • Spanish: esn
  • French: fra
  • French Canadian: frc
  • Hebrew: heb
  • Dutch: nld
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ptb
  • Russian: rus
  • Danish: dan
  • Hungarian: hun
  • Swedish: sve
  • Italian: ita

/InstallerUILanguage <LanguageCode>

Specifies the three letter language code of the user interface display language to use instead of the Operating System Language. The following is a list of supported language codes:

  • Arabic: arb
  • Danish: dan
  • German: deu
  • English: enu
  • Spanish: esn
  • French: fra
  • French Canadian: frc
  • Hebrew: heb
  • Dutch: nld
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ptb
  • Russian: rus
  • Hungarian: hun
  • Swedish: sve
  • Italian: ita