Start Scripts

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Each BaseX Startup mode can be launched with its own Start Script which can in turn be used with its own range of Command-Line Options. The BaseX Windows and ZIP distributions readily include all Start Scripts.

  • We recommend you to manually add the bin directory of your BaseX directory to the PATH variable of your environment.
  • You can copy the start scripts to another location in your file system. After that, you should edit the scripts and assign the BaseX directory to the MAIN variable.
  • The Windows installer automatically adds the project’s bin directory to your path environment.
  • If you work with Maven, you can directly run the scripts in the basex-core/etc and basex-api/etc sub-directories of the project.

If BaseX terminates with an Out of Memory or Java heap space error, you can assign more RAM via the -Xmx flag (see below). The conservative value that was chosen in our distributions ensures that BaseX will also run on 32 bit JVMs.

Standalone[edit]

The following scripts launch the standalone version of BaseX:

Windows: basex.bat[edit]

@echo off
setLocal EnableDelayedExpansion

REM Path to core and library classes
set MAIN=%~dp0/..
set CP=%MAIN%/BaseX.jar;%MAIN%/lib/*;%MAIN%/lib/custom/*

REM Options for virtual machine
set BASEX_JVM=-Xmx1200m %BASEX_JVM%

REM Run code
java -cp "%CP%" %BASEX_JVM% org.basex.BaseX %*

Linux/Mac: basex[edit]

#!/usr/bin/env bash

# Path to this script
FILE="${BASH_SOURCE[0]}"
while [ -h "$FILE" ] ; do
  SRC="$(readlink "$FILE")"
  FILE="$( cd -P "$(dirname "$FILE")" && \
           cd -P "$(dirname "$SRC")" && pwd )/$(basename "$SRC")"
done
MAIN="$( cd -P "$(dirname "$FILE")/.." && pwd )"

# Core and library classes
CP=$MAIN/BaseX.jar:$MAIN/lib/*:$MAIN/lib/custom/*:$CLASSPATH

# Options for virtual machine (can be extended by global options)
BASEX_JVM="-Xmx2g $BASEX_JVM"

# Run code
java -cp "$CP" $BASEX_JVM org.basex.BaseX "$@"

GUI, Server, Client[edit]

If you would like to launch the GUI, Server or Client version of BaseX, please replace the class name in org.basex.BaseX with either BaseXGUI, BaseXServer or BaseXClient.

HTTP Server[edit]

The scripts for starting the HTTP server, which gives access to the REST, RESTXQ and WebDAV services, can be found below:

Windows: basexhttp.bat[edit]

@echo off
setLocal EnableDelayedExpansion

REM Path to core and library classes
set MAIN=%~dp0/..
set CP=%MAIN%/BaseX.jar;%MAIN%/lib/*;%MAIN%/lib/custom/*

REM Options for virtual machine
set BASEX_JVM=-Xmx1200m %BASEX_JVM%

REM Run code
java -cp "%CP%" %BASEX_JVM% org.basex.BaseXHTTP %*

Linux/Mac: basexhttp[edit]

#!/usr/bin/env bash

# Path to this script
FILE="${BASH_SOURCE[0]}"
while [ -h "$FILE" ] ; do
  SRC="$(readlink "$FILE")"
  FILE="$( cd -P "$(dirname "$FILE")" && \
           cd -P "$(dirname "$SRC")" && pwd )/$(basename "$SRC")"
done
MAIN="$( cd -P "$(dirname "$FILE")/.." && pwd )"

# API, core, and library classes
CP=$MAIN/BaseX.jar:$MAIN/lib/*:$MAIN/lib/custom/*:$CLASSPATH

# Options for virtual machine (can be extended by global options)
BASEX_JVM="-Xmx2g $BASEX_JVM"

# Run code
java -cp "$CP" $BASEX_JVM org.basex.BaseXHTTP "$@"

Included Start Scripts[edit]

The BaseX Windows and ZIP distributions readily include the following Start Scripts:

Windows Linux/Mac Description
basex.bat basex Launches the BaseX standalone mode.
basexclient.bat basexclient Starts a BaseX client.
basexgui.bat basexgui Starts the BaseX GUI.
basexhttp.bat basexhttp Starts the BaseX HTTP Server.
basexserver.bat basexserver Starts the BaseX database server.

For the BaseX HTTP and database server, there are also stop scripts available:

Windows Linux/Mac Description
basexhttpstop.bat basexhttpstop Stops the BaseX HTTP Server.
basexserverstop.bat basexserverstop Stops the BaseX database server.

Changelog[edit]

Version 7.5
  • Updated: Static dependencies removed from Windows batch scripts.
Version 7.2
  • Updated: The BaseXHTTP start class moved from org.basex.api to org.basex.
Version 7.0
  • Updated: The basexjaxrx scripts have been replaced with the basexhttp scripts.