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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
-h, --help
display help and exit
-H, --httpd
run through an embedded http server
disable just-in-time compiler
do not unload shared libraries
-L, --license
display license
-p <path>
activate profiling and debugging mode
-r <path>
redirect standard error output
-s <class>
override startup class
-t, --trace
dump the position of each executed line of code
-T <tests>
run the specified test modules
-V, --version
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