dia - a diagram drawing program
[-c] [--credits] [-e OUTPUT]
[-L LAYER,LAYER,...] [
--show-layers= LAYER,LAYER,...] [-h]
[--help] [ -n] [--nosplash]
[-s WxH] [ --size=WxH]
[--filter=FORMAT] [ -v] [--version]
is used to create diagrams. Dia has a number of basic tools, like
lines and boxes but can also dynamically load sheets
. A sheet is a
collection of tools that are used in a certain type of diagram.
Most diagram objects in Dia
have connection points
. Lines can be
connected to these connection points and this way graph structures can be
formed. When objects are moved or resized the connections will follow the
Diagrams drawn in Dia
can be exported as PostScript.
accepts the following options:
Display credits list and exit.
-e OUTPUT --export=OUTPUT
Export loaded file to OUTPUT and exit.
Display a list of all commandline
Do not show the splash screen.
-s WxH --size=WxH
Export loaded file in decimal given width
and/or height. It is allowed to only select width or height. E.g.
exports an image that is 520 pixels wide,
exports an image of 900 pixels height.
This option is currently only implemented for the PNG export filter.
Only include specified layers when exporting.
Layers can be specified either as a layer name, the layer number or a numeric
range X-Y of layers. --show-layers=background,2-5 shows the layer named
background and layers 2-5, --show-layers=2- shows layers 2 and up.
-t FORMAT --export-to-format=FORMAT
Export loaded file in FORMAT and exit. Format
are described below.
Display dia version and exit.
The following export formats are supported by dia
- cgm (Computer Graphics Metafile, ISO 8632)
- dia (Native dia diagram)
- dxf (Drawing Interchange File)
- eps or eps-builtin or eps-pango (Encapsulated PostScript)
The format specifications eps and eps-pango both use the font renderer of
the Pango library, while eps-builtin uses a dia specific font renderer. If
you have problems with Pango rendering, e.g. Unicode, try eps-builtin
- fig (XFig format)
- mp (TeX MetaPost macros)
- plt or hpgl (HP Graphics Language)
- png (Portable Network Graphics)
- shape (Dia Shape File)
- svg (Scalable Vector Graphics)
- pstricks-tex (TeX PSTricks macros)
- pgf-tex (TeX PGF/tikz macros)
- wpg (WordPerfect Graphics)
- wmf (Windows MetaFile)
creates a directory .dia
in the user's home, which contains
different files to store user preferences. To reset dia
to it's default
behaviour, just remove the respective file:
- defaults.dia: contains default values for elements
- diarc: keeps dia preferences (ASCII).
- history: keeps the list of last edited diagrams
- menurc: contains an automated accelerator map dump
- persistence: contains GUI information, e.g. open
- pluginrc: the list of loaded plugins (XML).
Copyright 1999 Alexander Larsson.
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that
the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright
notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.
This manual was written by Fredrik Hallenberg.
Copyright © 1999, 2004 Fredrik Hallenberg, W. Borgert, Alan Horkan
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