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       Smalltalk - the GNU Smalltalk virtual machine


       GNU Smalltalk usage:

              gst  [  flag ... ] [ file ... ] gst [ flag ... ] { -f | --file }
              file [ args ... ]

       Short flags can appear either as -xyz or as -x -y -z.  If an option  is
       mandatory  for a long option, it is also mandatory for a short one. The
       currently defined set of flags is:

       -a --smalltalk-args
              Pass the remaining arguments to Smalltalk.

       -c --core-dump
              Dump core on fatal signal.

       -D --declaration-trace
              Trace compilation of all loaded files.

       -E --execution-trace
              Trace execution of all loaded files.

       -g --no-gc-message
              Do not print garbage collection messages.

       -H --help
              Print this message and exit.

       -i --rebuild-image
              Ignore the image file; rebuild it from scratch.

              Rebuild the image file from scratch if any kernel file is newer.

       -I --image FILE
              Instead  of ‘’, use FILE as the image file, and ignore the
              kernel files’ timestamps.

       -K --kernel-file FILE
              Make FILE’s path relative to the image path.

       -q --quiet --silent
              Do not print execution information.

       -r --regression-test
              Run  in  regression  test  mode,  i.e.  make  printed   messages

       -S --snapshot
              Save a snapshot just before exiting.

       -v --version
              Print the Smalltalk version number and exit.

       -V --verbose
              Show names of loaded files and execution stats.

              Execute as a ‘process’ (from within Emacs)

       --kernel-directory DIR
              Look for kernel files in directory DIR.

              Don’t read user customization files.

       -      Read input from standard input explicitly.

       Files  are  loaded  one after the other.  After the last one is loaded,
       Smalltalk will exit.  If no files are specified, Smalltalk  reads  from
       the terminal, with prompts.

       In  the  second  form,  the  file after -f is the last loaded file; any
       parameter after that file is passed to the Smalltalk program.


       Written   by   Steve   Byrne   (    and    Paolo    Bonzini

       GNU  Smalltalk  comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
       You may redistribute copies of GNU Smalltalk under the terms of the GNU
       General  Public  License.   For  more  information,  see the file named

       Using  default  kernel  path:   /usr/share/gnu-smalltalk/kernel   Using
       default image path: /usr/lib/gnu-smalltalk


       Report  bugs  to  <>  GNU  Smalltalk  home  page:
       <>.   General   help   using   GNU   software:

       Copyright 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


       The full documentation for Smalltalk is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and Smalltalk programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info gst

       should give you access to the complete manual.