In this recipe we will learn how to use the command line interface to perform various operations on an SVG document we created in one of the previous chapters.
This recipe is intended for users of Mac OSX, Linux, and BSD based distributions. The Inkscape executable officially distributed for Windows is not compiled as a console application. This means that the commands shown here will still work, but no output will be shown on the terminal.
More information, including several ways to get around this limitation, is available on the Inkscape FAQ:
Download the zipped source files for this book from Packt Publishing's website and extract them to a folder.