These instructions explain how to use VLFeat from the command line (shell).
Download and unpack the latest
VLFeat binary distribution in a directory of your choice
The command line tools are located
the subdirectory relative to your architecture (e.g.
for Mac OS X PPC,
maci for Mac OS X
glnx86 for Linux, and so on). For the sake of
illustration, the following table gives the path to the SIFT feature
extraction program for the varius architectures:
||Path to command|
|Mac Intel 32||
|Mac Intel 64||
All commands have a corresponding man page found
VLFEATROOT/src. For UNIX based systems, the man pages
can be viewed with the
man utility. For instance
> man VLFEATROOT/src/sift.1
It might be convenient to add VLFeat to the system search paths. In
Linux and Mac OS X this involves modifying the
MANPATH environment variables. The exact details may
vary, but it should be enough to add the following to your
export PATH=VLFEATROOT/bin/ARCH:$PATH export MANPATH=VLFEATROOT/src:$MANPATH
Alternatively, you can copy the executables and man pages to appropriate system-wide directories.