gbx3(1) User Commands gbx3(1)

gbx3 - GAMBAS Interpreter

gbx3 [options] [<project file>] [-- <arguments>]
gbx3 -e <expression>

Gambas is a free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions, a mix of Java(tm) and Visual Basic(tm). With Gambas, you can quickly design your program GUI, access MySQL or PostgreSQL databases, pilot KDE applications with DCOP, translate your program into many languages, and so on...

gbx3 is the interpreter that allows you to execute a Gambas project or evaluate a Gambas expression (-e option).

evaluate an expression
enter debugging mode
display help and exit
run through an embedded http server
disable just-in-time compiler
do not unload shared libraries
display license
activate profiling and debugging mode
redirect standard error output
override startup class
dump the position of each executed line of code
run the specified test modules
display version

The latest version of Gambas can always be obtained from, documentation about the language is at

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Copyright© Benoît Minisini <>;

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

October 2013 Ubuntu