Installer switches?

Hi Guys are there any installer switches with Audacity 2.0.3 i.e can it be installed with a silent switch /q or /s for over the network install?

Thank You

I’ve never run the installer from a command-line, but it might support standard OS arguments such as silent - try it.

The Inno install script for Audacity is open source like everything else:

so you can recompile the script as you see fit.

Also see Group Policy Installation .


Gale that’s brilliant just what I needed. For anyone else wanting to to deploy silently the switches are below


The Setup program accepts optional command line parameters. These can be useful to system administrators, and to other programs calling the Setup program.


Disables the This will install… Do you wish to continue? prompt at the beginning of Setup. Of course, this will have no effect if the DisableStartupPrompt [Setup] section directive was set to yes


Instructs Setup to be silent or very silent. When Setup is silent the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is. When a setup is very silent this installation progress window is not displayed. Everything else is normal so for example error messages during installation are displayed and the startup prompt is (if you haven’t disabled it with DisableStartupPrompt or the ‘/SP-’ command line option explained above)

If a restart is necessary and the ‘/NORESTART’ command isn’t used (see below) and Setup is silent, it will display a Reboot now? message box. If it’s very silent it will reboot without asking.


Instructs Setup to suppress message boxes. Only has an effect when combined with ‘/SILENT’ and ‘/VERYSILENT’.

The default response in situations where there’s a choice is:

-Yes in a ‘Keep newer file?’ situation.

-No in a ‘File exists, confirm overwrite.’ situation.

-Abort in Abort/Retry situations.

-Cancel in Retry/Cancel situations.

-Yes (=continue) in a DiskSpaceWarning/DirExists/DirDoesntExist/NoUninstallWarning/ExitSetupMessage/ConfirmUninstall situation.

-Yes (=restart) in a FinishedRestartMessage/UninstalledAndNeedsRestart situation.

5 message boxes are not suppressible:

-The About Setup message box.

-The Exit Setup? message box.

-The FileNotInDir2 message box displayed when Setup requires a new disk to be inserted and the disk was not found.

-Any (error) message box displayed before Setup (or Uninstall) could read the command line parameters.

-Any message box displayed by

support function MsgBox


Causes Setup to create a log file in the user’s TEMP directory detailing file installation and [Run] actions taken during the installation process. This can be a helpful debugging aid. For example, if you suspect a file isn’t being replaced when you believe it should be (or vice versa), the log file will tell you if the file was really skipped, and why.

The log file is created with a unique name based on the current date. (It will not overwrite or append to existing files.) [/quote]


Opps forgetting my manners. Sorry Gale can I just say THANK YOU

Thanks. Also if anyone else needs the Inno help it can be found online .

The switches are not case-sensitive so /silent works fine as well, so I see.