Command Line Options

This table lists all of the command line options supported by the various SafeHouse utilities. Not all programs support all options. Please refer to the reference pages for the individual options and executables to find out which options are supported by specific utilities.

See the Utilities and Wizards Reference for a complete list of programs supporting these options.

Command Option

Description

/AUTOEXPAND

Specifies how full a volume must be before it is expanded.

/AUTOSHRINK

Specifies a threshold for automatically shrinking a volume.

/AUTOSIZENOTIFY

Specified if the user is notified when a volume will be expanded.

/CHANGEPASSWORD

Identifies the filename for a volume to change passwords.

/CREATE

Identifies the name of a volume to be created.

/CREATE (for Setup)

Instruct the custom setup program to launch the create volume wizard.

/DESCRIPTION

Specifies the long name description of a volume being created.

/DRIVE

Specifies the DOS drive letter associated with a volume.

/ENCRYPTION

Specifies the encryption method.

/EXPANDABLETO

Specifies the maximum expansion limit of a volume.

/EXPANDVOLUME

Identifies the filename for a volume to have its size increased.

/EXPIRES

Specifies the number of days between forced password changes.

/EXPLORE

Launch Explorer window for volume after opening a volume.

/FILESYSTEM

Specifies the hard drive format internal to a volume.

/FINISH

Complete command without user interaction if possible.

/FORCE

Force a volume to close even though some files may be open.

/GO

Automatically begin processing command without user interaction if possible.

/GRACE

Specifies the grace period on forced password changes.

/LOCKDOWN

Instructs activity monitor to trigger its configured action.

/MAP

Open a volume.

/MAXPASSWORD

Sets the maximum length of a volume password.

/MINPASSWORD

Sets the minimum length of a volume password.

/NEWPASSWORD

Specifies a new password.

/PASSWORD

Specifies a current password.

/QUICKCREATE

Force rapid create mode. Do not fill volume with random data.

/QUICKEXPAND

Force rapid expand mode. Do not fill volume with random data.

/READONLY

Force read-only mode when opening a volume.

/REMOVABLE

Open volume as removable drive instead of fixed disk.

/RUN

Suppress user interface on activity monitor.

/SETUP

Indicates command invoked from SafeHouse installer.

/SHELL

Informs a utility that it is being invoked from the Explorer shell.

/SHORTCUT

Force or prevent creating a desktop shortcut to open the volume.

/SHOWVOLUME

Displays properties about a volume.

/SILENT

Complete command silently in background.

/SILENT (for Setup)

Run custom setup program without a visual interface.

/SIZE

Specifies the size of a volume.

/SOUND

Enables use of WAV sound support

/STOP

Remove the respective utility from memory.

/SUSPEND

Instructs activity monitor to put open volumes into suspended state.

/UNMAP

Close one or more currently-open SafeHouse volumes.

/USEPASSWORDDLL

Use a custom DLL API to get the password instead of dialog box.

/WINSTART

Instructs tray utility that it is being started along with Windows.

Boolean Values

All parameters which require a boolean state value such as ON or OFF will also accept 1, 0, Y, N, Yes, No, True or False.

Missing Passwords

In most cases, all SafeHouse utilities which require passwords to be specified will prompt the user to enter any passwords not supplied on the command line. However, if /SILENT is specified and password(s) are missing, execution will terminate in error.

Map and UnMap

Throughout this help section you may see references to the terms map and unmap with regard to SafeHouse volumes. These terms are analogous to opening and closing volumes.

Older versions of this product used the map and unmap terms instead of open and close, and we've maintained the use of these older terms in some of the under-the-hood areas of the software in order to remain compatible with customers' scripts developed for the older versions of SafeHouse.

 

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