By default, when you launch QGIS, it shows the most recent user profile you worked with. It's not convenient because I have settings in various languages and locales and have to switch frequently between profiles.

Is it possible to start QGIS specifying the desired profile using a command for CLI in macOS, Windows, and Linux?


From the command line you can start QGIS with the --profile option:

qgis-bin.exe --profile spanish

will start QGIS and load my spanish profile on Windows.

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    I changed your solution to fit macOS, which worked for me: open -a qgis3.14.app --args --profile custom_en – Yaroslav Sep 16 '20 at 13:45

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