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       ditaa - convert ASCII diagrams into proper bitmap graphics


       ditaa [options] input [output]


       This manual page documents briefly the ditaa command.

       DiTAA  is  a small command-line utility that can convert diagrams drawn
       using ASCII art  ("drawings"  that  contain  characters  that  resemble
       lines, like | / and -), into proper bitmap graphics.

       DiTAA  also uses special markup syntax to increase the possibilities of
       shapes and symbols that can be rendered.


       --help Show summary of options.

       -v, --verbose
              Makes ditaa more verbose.

       -A, --no-antialias
              Turns anti-aliasing off.

       -d, --debug
              Renders the debug grid over the resulting image.

       -E, --no-separation
              Prevents the separation of common edges of shapes.

       -e ENCODING, --encoding ENCODING
              The encoding of the input file.

       -h, --html
              In this case the input is an HTML file. The contents of the <pre
              class="textdiagram">  tags are rendered as diagrams and saved in
              the images directory and a new HTML file is  produced  with  the
              appropriate <img> tags.

       -o, --overwrite
              If  the  filename  of  the  destination image already exists, an
              alternative  name  is  chosen.   If  the  overwrite  option   is
              selected, the image file is instead overwriten.

       -r, --round-corners
              Causes all corners to be rendered as round corners.

       -s SCALE, --scale SCALE
              A natural number that determines the size of the rendered image.
              The units are fractions of the default  size  (2.5  renders  1.5
              times bigger than the default).

       -S, --no-shadows
              Turns off the drop-shadow effect.

       -t TABS, --tabs TABS
              Tabs  are normally interpreted as 8 spaces but it is possible to
              change that using this option. It is not advisable to  use  tabs
              in your diagrams.


       DiTAA was written by Efstathios (Stathis) Sideris.

       This  manual  page was written by David Paleino <>, for
       the Debian project (and may be used by others).

                                April 15, 2010