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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.

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