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       gschem - gEDA/gaf Schematic Capture


       gschem   [-q]   [-v]  [-t]  [-r  rcfilename]  [-s  scriptfilename]  [-o
       outputfilename] [-p] [-h] [schematic1 ... schematicN]


       gschem is the  schematic  capture  program  which  is  part  gEDA  (GPL
       Electronic  Design  Automation)  toolset.  This program is used to draw
       electronic schematics.  Schematics consist of standard  symbols  (which
       are  either  part  of  a standard library or created by the user) which
       represent the various gates and components.  These components are  then
       interconnected  by  nets  (wires).   Schematics  may  be  printed  to a
       PostScript file for printing or  further  conversion  to  other  output
       formats.  Output to various image formats is also supported.

       gschem is also the symbol creation editor.  All the standard methods of
       creating schematics are used in the creation of symbols.  There  are  a
       few  special  rules when creating symbols, so please refer to the (non-
       existant as of now) symbol creation document.

       Please read the official documentation (very minimal at this point)  on
       how  to use gschem, since this man page just describes the command line
       arguments and a few examples on how to run gschem.


       gschem accepts the following options:

       -q      Quiet    mode    on.     This    mode     turns     off     all
               warnings/notes/messages. (optional)

       -v      Verbose  mode on.  This mode gives as much feedback to the user
               as possible. (optional)

       -t      Print out more information when using mouse strokes.  With this
               command  line  flag  and the middle button configured for mouse
               strokes, gschem will output the stroke sequence numbers as  the
               user executes strokes.  These numbers can be used to define new
               strokes in the system-gschemrc file.

       -r filename
               Specify a  rc  filename.   Normally  gschem  searches  for  the
               system-gschemrc,  then  ~/.gEDA/gschemrc,  and  finally  for  a
               gschemrc in the current directory.   This  options  allows  the
               user  to  specify an additional rc file which is read after all
               the other rc files are read. (optional)

       -s filename
               Specify a guile script to be executed at startup. (optional)

       -o filename
               Specify a filename for postscript output.   This  command  line
               argument  is useful when running gschem from a shell script and
               with a guile script.  The filename can be changed  through  the
               print dialog box.

       -p      Automatically  place  the  window, especially useful if running
               gschem from the command line and generating output.

       -h      Print out short command line help.

       schematic1 [... schematicN]
               Schematic file to be loaded.  Specifying a  schematic  file  is
               optional.   If  multiple schematic files are specified they are
               read  in  sequentially  and  put  on  separate  pages.   It  is
               important  that  the  schematic(s)  follow  all the options (ie


       These examples assume that you have a schematic called  stack_1.sch  in
       the current directory

       To run gschem and then interact with the program:


       To run gschem in interactive mode but load a sample schematic:

            gschem adders_1.sch

       To run gschem and load up all schematics in the current subdirectory:

            gschem *.sch


       gschem respects the following environment variable:

               specifies  where  the  various required scheme and rc files are
               located   (the   default   is   ${prefix}/share/gEDA).     This
               environment  variables  does not need to be set by the end user
               unless they  are  moving  the  executables  to  a  new  install


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       Copyright ©  1999-2008 Ales Hvezda

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