Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Scripting

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Date 9/24/2018
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2.10.4. The post_message Command

To print messages that are formatted like Intel® Quartus® Prime software messages, use the post_message command. Messages printed by the post_message command appear in the System tab of the Messages window in the Intel® Quartus® Prime GUI, and are written to standard output when scripts are run. Arguments for the post_message command include an optional message type and a required message string.

The message type can be one of the following:

  • info (default)
  • extra_info
  • warning
  • critical_warning
  • error

If you do not specify a type, Intel® Quartus® Prime software defaults to info.

With the Intel® Quartus® Prime software in Windows, you can color code messages displayed at the system command prompt with the post_message command. Add the following line to your quartus2.ini file:


The following example shows how to use the post_message command.

post_message -type warning "Design has gated clocks"