root(1) General Commands Manual root(1)

usage: root [-b B] [-x X] [-e E] [-n N] [-t T] [-q Q] [-l L] [-a A]
[-config CONFIG] [-h HELP] [--version VERSION]
[--notebook NOTEBOOK] [--web WEB] [--web=<browser> WEB=<BROWSER>]
[dir] [data1.root...dataN.root] [file1.C...fileN.C]

ROOTs Object-Oriented Technologies.

root is an interactive interpreter of C++ code. It uses the ROOT framework. For more information on ROOT, please refer to

An extensive Users Guide is available from that site (see below).

Run in batch mode without graphics
Exit on exceptions
Execute the command passed between single quotes
Do not execute logon and logoff macros as specified in .rootrc
Enable thread-safety and implicit multi-threading (IMT)
Exit after processing command line macro files
Do not show the ROOT banner
Show the ROOT splash screen
print ./configure options
Show summary of options
Show the ROOT version
Execute ROOT notebook
Display graphics in a default web browser
Display graphics in specified web browser
if dir is a valid directory cd to it before executing
Open the given ROOT files; remote protocols (such as http://) are supported
Execute the ROOT macro file1.C ... fileN.C.
Compilation flags as well as macro arguments can be passed, see format in