Command Line Options

Spyder’s command line options include the following:

Options:
-h, --help Show this help message and exit
--new-instance Run a new Spyder instance, even if single instance mode is enabled
--defaults Reset Spyder settings file to the defaults
--reset Remove all configuration files and reset to defaults!
--optimize Optimize Spyder bytecode (may require administrative privileges)
-w WORKING_DIRECTORY, --workdir=WORKING_DIRECTORY
 Set the default working directory
--hide-console Hide parent console window (Windows)
--show-console (Deprecated) Does nothing, now the default behavior
--multithread Execute the Internal Console in separate thread from the application
--profile Profile mode (internal test, not related to Python profiling)
--window-title=WINDOW_TITLE
 String to show in the window title, to identify the Spyder instance
-p OPEN_PROJECT, --project=OPEN_PROJECT
 Path that contains an Spyder project to open on startup