gnucash - Man Page

personal finance manager

Examples (TL;DR)


gnucash [options] [ accounts.gnucash ]


GnuCash is a personal accounting package that allows you to record and track income, expenses, assets, and investments. It supports reconciliation, has substantial reporting capabilities, and is extensible using guile. It can import QIF data from Quicken(TM) and many other commercial accounting packages. It uses GTK+ and GNOME to provide an attractive user interface, and has extensive online help.



Show GnuCash version


Show this help message


Enable debugging mode: increasing logging to provide deep detail.


Enable extra/development/debugging features.


Log level overrides, of the form "log.ger.path={debug,info,warn,crit,error}" This option can be specified multiple times.


File to log into; defaults to "$TMPDIR/gnucash.trace"; use "stderr" or "stdout" to write to the terminal.


Show installation and configuration paths.


Do not load the last file opened



Automatically generated per-user configuration file.  DO NOT EDIT MANUALLY!



Enable debugging output.  This allows you to turn on the debugging earlier in the startup process than you can with --debug.


An override for the GnuCash scheme load path. You shouldn't need to alter this.  For more information see the README file.


An override for the GnuCash scheme load path for Gnucash modules. You shouldn't need to alter this.  For more information see the README file.


Please report any bugs using the bug reporting form on the GnuCash web site.

See Also

GnuCash has extensive on-line help available from the "help" menu.

Additional information and the latest version is available at the web site:


Robert Merkel <> wrote this manpage.  

GnuCash was written by Robin Clark, Linas Vepstas, and a cast of thousands.


2024-03-30 Version 5.6+ GnuCash Manual Pages