What does /autolister on command line do?

The Opus9 icon on my desktop runs:

"C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\DOpus.exe" /autolister

what does the /autolister qualifier do?

It makes a lister open if the splash screen is disabled and nothing in Preferences is already set to open a lister at startup. This is so that when you doulbe-click that icon you get some kind of window as a result, rather than potentially just starting Opus in the background.