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dotty (1)

Name

dotty - A Customizable Graph Editor

Synopsis

dotty [ -V ] [ -lmmode ] [ -ellev ] [ file ]

Description

DOTTY(1)                    General Commands Manual                   DOTTY(1)



NAME
       dotty - A Customizable Graph Editor

SYNOPSIS
       dotty [ -V ] [ -lmmode ] [ -ellev ] [ file ]

DESCRIPTION
       dotty  is  a  graph editor for the X Window System.  It may be run as a
       standalone editor, or as a front end for applications that use  graphs.
       It can control multiple windows viewing different graphs.

       dotty  is  written on top of dot and lefty.  lefty is a general-purpose
       programmable editor for technical pictures.   It  has  an  interpretive
       programming  language  similar  to  AWK  and C.  The user interface and
       graph editing operations of dotty are written as lefty functions.  Pro-
       grammer-defined  graph operations may be loaded as well.  Graph layouts
       are made by dot, which runs as a  separate  process  that  communicates
       with lefty through pipes.

       If  the  input  graph  contains xdot attributes, dotty will use that to
       display the graph. Otherwise, it runs dot to obtain layout information.

USAGE
       The file name is optional. If present, the graph contained in that file
       is displayed in the dotty window.

OPTIONS
       -V     Prints the version.

       -lmmode
              Sets the layout mode. The mode can be sync or async. The default
              is async.

       -ellev Sets the mesage level. The lev can be 0 or 1. The default is 0.

BUGS
       The lefty parser does not accept anonymous graphs.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | image/graphviz   |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile         |
       +---------------+------------------+

SEE ALSO
       dot(1), lefty(1), lneato(1), xdot(3)
       dotty user guide.



NOTES
       Source code for open source software components in Oracle  Solaris  can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-
       code-downloads.html.

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source was downloaded  from   http://gitlab.com/graphviz/graphviz/-/ar-
       chive/2.47.1/graphviz-2.47.1.tar.gz.

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.graphviz.org/.



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