From the Command LineΒΆ

Included with VICE is a command line entry which runs simple one-zone models from a terminal. This feature allows the parameters of the model to be specified as command-line arguments; for usage guidelines, run python3 -m vice --help from a terminal after installing VICE (from any directory except the source tree, if installed from source). While these command-line capabilities are useful for their ease, VICE is severaly limited in capability when ran from the command-line in comparison to when ran from the python interpreter.

This same command-line entry can be used for automatic access to the tutorial and the documentation. The commands are python3 -m vice --docs and python3 -m vice --tutorial.

These features can also be accessed via the simpler command vice (e.g. python3 -m vice --docs should do the same thing as vice --docs).