This manual page documents briefly the
is the main entry point for Clojure, a dynamic programming language
that targets the Java Virtual Machine. With no options or arguments,
it runs an interactive Read-Eval-Print loop (REPL).
A summary of options is included below.
-cp, -classpath classpath
Specifies additional classpath elements. Overrides the $CLASSPATH environment variable. Must appear first if given.
-i, --init path
Load a file or resource at initialisation time. May be specified multiple times.
-e, --eval string
Evaluate expressions in string; print non-nil values. May be specified multiple times.
Run a repl
Run a script from a file or resource
Run a script from standard input
-h, -?, --help
Print a help message and exit
A Clojure file can be provided as a path argument. Files to be
loaded from the classpath must be prefixed with a `@' character,
and must be an absolute path to the classpath resource. Note that
the path will be treated as absolute within the classpath, whether
it is prefixed with a slash or not.
clojure binds *command-line-args* to a seq containing the
(optional) arguments provided after the path argument; this provides
a way to provide command-line arguments to your scripts.
A listing of recognised environment variables is included below.