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solfege - GPL'ed ear training software

solfege [options]

GNU Solfege is a program that let you use your computer to do ear training.

This program follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-').

show this help message and exit
Show warranty and copyright.
Do not show the startup window.
Display more info about the sound setup.
Do not play any sounds. Instead some data is printed to standard output. Use this for debugging and porting.
Include features used by the Solfege developers to debug the program. --debug-level=DEBUG_LEVEL Valid debug values are: debug, info, warning, error, critical
Disable the exception handling in Gui.standard_exception_handler.
For debugging only: Select questions from lesson files in sequential order.
Show GtkWarnings and PangoWarnings in the traceback window.
Start with <profile>. Create the profile if it does not exist.
Create or update the screenshots for the user manual. Intended for developers of this program. -l LESSONFILE, --run-lessonfile=LESSONFILE Start lesson file. Example: -l solfege:lesson- files/chord-min-major

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if solfege is installed into /usr, or {prefix}/etc/solfege in all other cases. System administrators can override the values in the default.config file. The most obvious values you might want to change is the sound setup.
This file is used to store most configuration values. While it is possible to edit the file by hand, everything you need can and should be done from the gui.
Statistics is stored in subdirectories below this dir.

GNU Solfege is Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by Tom Cato Amundsen <>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Main author of GNU Solfege and this manual page is Tom Cato Amundsen <>. For more details, read the AUTHORS file from the source tarball.

03 December 2021 GNU Solfege 3.23.git-checkout