dia man page

dia — a diagram drawing program

Synopsis

dia [-c] [--credits] [-e OUTPUT] [--export=OUTPUT] [-L LAYER,LAYER,...] [--show-layers=LAYER,LAYER,...] [-h] [--help] [-n] [--nosplash] [-s WxH] [--size=WxH] [-t FORMAT] [--filter=FORMAT] [-v] [--version] [file ...]

Description

Dia 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 objects.

Diagrams drawn in Dia can be exported as PostScript.

Options

Dia accepts the following options:

-c --credits

Display credits list and exit.

-e OUTPUT --export=OUTPUT

Export loaded file to OUTPUT and exit.

-h --help

Display a list of all commandline options.

-n --nosplash

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. --size=520x exports an image that is 520 pixels wide, while --size=x900 exports an image of 900 pixels height.

Note
This option is currently only implemented for the PNG export filter.

-L LAYER,LAYER,... --show-layers=LAYER,LAYER,...

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.

-v --version

Display dia version and exit.

Export Formats

The following export formats are supported by dia.

Files

dia 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:

See Also

Pango[1]

X (1)

xfig (1)

inkscape (1)

Authors

Alexander Larsson

This manual was written by Fredrik Hallenberg.

Authors

Fredrik Hallenberg <hallon@lysator.liu.se>

Author.

W. Borgert <debacle@debian.org>

Author.

Alan Horkan <horkana@tcd.ie>

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Notes

1.
Pango

http://www.pango.org/

Info

2004-11-26 [FIXME: source] [FIXME: manual]