Command Line Interface

Ben Lewis benlewis003 at
Sun Aug 21 05:05:36 UTC 2016

Hi Barth,

Adding a TimeOffset scalar to the ascii reader would be perfect.

I'm just not sure how you will handle all the different possible formats. The format that I use, 
which I can change if required, is:


Regards, Ben

On 20/08/2016 2:38 AM, Barth Netterfield wrote:
> On Friday, August 19, 2016 4:12:30 PM EDT Ben Lewis wrote:
>> Hi Kst,
>> I'm using the command line to batch process Kst data files. The aim is to
>> produce a set of png files, one for each data file.
>> The batch file I'm using looks like this:
>>      @echo off
>>      for %%f in (*.csv) do (
>>      echo "%%f"
>>      "C:\Program Files (x86)\Kst-2.0.8\bin\kst2.exe" -F "%%f" --png
>> "%%~nf.png" "kstFile.kst" )
>> This works, but I would like to make a few improvements.
>> Is it possible to control the size of exported png file? The default is 1280
>> x 960. I would like to create high resolution images, something like 3840 x
>> 2160.
> It would be easy to add --pngWidth and --pngHeight to the command line.  OK?
>> Is it possible to control the *time offset* pragmatically? For *Time/Date
>> Interpretation* I'm using *Index with frequency* and a manual offset. I
>> would like to read the *start time* from the header info in the data file
>> and apply this as an offset.
> Yeah.... a bit harder.
> An easy-ish approach would be to add a TimeOffset scalar to the ascii reader
> (like the units and quantity strings now) and optionally use it.
> Sound OK?
>> I'm using Kst 2.0.8 32 bit on Windows 10.
>> Regards, Ben

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