AN 307: Intel® FPGA Design Flow for Xilinx* Users

ID 683562
Date 2/25/2022

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Document Table of Contents Running Tcl Commands Interactively from the Shell

Using the -s or --shell switch option starts an interactive Tcl shell session, replacing the normal command line prompt with tcl, as shown in the following example:
  1. In a console, type:
    quartus_sh -s
    When entering the console, you get the welcome message:
    Info: *******************************************************************
    Info: Running Quartus Prime Shell
    Info: Version 17.1.0 Internal Build 167 08/21/2017 SJ Pro Edition
    Info: Copyright (C) 2017 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
    Info: Your use of Intel Corporation's design tools, logic functions
    Info: and other software and tools, and its AMPP partner logic
    Info: functions, and any output files from any of the foregoing
    Info: (including device programming or simulation files), and any
    Info: associated documentation or information are expressly subject
    Info: to the terms and conditions of the Intel Program License
    Info: Subscription Agreement, the Intel Quartus Prime License Agreement,
    Info: the Intel FPGA IP License Agreement, or other applicable license
    Info: agreement, including, without limitation, that your use is for
    Info: the sole purpose of programming logic devices manufactured by
    Info: Intel and sold by Intel or its authorized distributors. Please
    Info: refer to the applicable agreement for further details.
    Info: Processing started: Thu Aug 31 12:50:32 2017
    Info: *******************************************************************
    Info: The Quartus Prime Shell supports all TCL commands in addition
    Info: to Quartus Prime Tcl commands. All unrecognized commands are
    Info: assumed to be external and are run using Tcl's "exec"
    Info: command.
    Info: - Type "exit" to exit.
    Info: - Type "help" to view a list of Quartus Prime Tcl packages.
    Info: - Type "help <package name>" to view a list of Tcl commands
    Info: available for the specified Quartus Prime Tcl package.
    Info: - Type "help -tcl" to get an overview on Quartus Prime Tcl usages.
    Info: *******************************************************************
  2. Enter any Tcl command.

    The Intel® Quartus® Prime Tcl interpreter directly evaluates everything that you type in the Tcl shell.

The Tcl shell includes a history list of previously-entered commands.