aspic - a line-art processor
aspic [<options>] [<source file> [<destination file>]]
is a program that processes a textual description of a line art
graphic, and converts it into a form that is suitable for inclusion in another
document. The default output format is Encapsulated PostScript, but there is
also support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), and there is legacy support
for the SGCAL text processor. For a full specification, see the reference
manual. This man page contains only a description of the command line
If no source or destination file names are given, Aspic reads from the standard
input and writes to the standard output. Alternatively, a single hyphen
character may be given as a file name to indicate the standard input or output
streams. Error messages are written to the standard error stream.
- Give some help information and exit.
- Disable the use of Aspic variables (dollar is no longer
- Output is encapsulated PostScript. This is the
- Output is Scalar Vector Graphics (SVG), an XML
- Output is input for the SGCAL text formatter (not generally
- Translate certain characters (e.g. grave accent becomes
- Verify the Aspic version number, and exit.
Last updated: 01 March 2008
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