Open PD Files(s) on Startup Flag

I would like to share a workflow I find useful in my PD development. Opening desired files on startup is convenient way to gain developer productivity. Startup flags can be accessed through PD’s properties dialog. In figure 1 is presented how the open flag (-open ) is linked to RTC-library file. The file contains several abstractions developed by Karlheinz Essl.

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Figure 1. -open — open file(s) on startup

Now every time when PD.app is launched the RTC-Overview.pd file is executed also, thus the desired RTC-libraries are ready at hand when inspiration strikes.

PD offers plenty of useful startup flags. See more info by entering the following command in your terminal on Mac OS

/Applications/Pd-extended.app/Contents/Resources/bin/pd -help

…or navigate to puredata.org to see more detailed info.

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