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23 Jun 2021 05:24:48 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Version 3.8: Input_File_Name - where has it gone?  
From: jr
Date: 9 Dec 2019 08:30:01
Message: <web.5dee4b54cce2d5dfeeb22ff0@news.povray.org>
hi,

"greytery" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> Downloaded and compiled the Linux version of v3.8 master.
>
> The Command Line parameter Input_File_Name (+Ifile) is no longer working as per
> V3.7, and has been removed from the 3.8 documentation. Was "3.2.5.2 Include File
> Name" in V3.7. (Yet it is still mentioned elsewhere).
> If I specify +Iscene.ini it is treated as if it is a .pov file and fails to
> parse.
>
> Why has it been removed?
>
> How do you do animations from the Command Line (i.e. Linux) if you can't control
> frames, clock, etc via the .ini file?

ini file works, don't use the switch (only used with scene files, aiui).  eg:

  $ povray myini

if you use sections in the ini, you'll have to use quotes:

  $ povray 'myini[hires]'


regards, jr.


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