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Synopsis

eground [options] [files]

Description

eground 1.9.1-001

Read a set of clauses and determine if it can be grounded (i.e. is either already ground or has no non-constant function symbols). If this is the case, print sufficiently many ground instances of the clauses to guarantee that a ground refutation can be found for unsatisfiable clause sets.

Options

-h

--help

Print a short description of program usage and options.

--version

Print the version number of the program.

-v

--verbose[=<arg>]

Verbose comments on the progress of the program by printing technical information to stderr. The short form or the long form without the optional argument is equivalent to --verbose=1.

-o <arg>

--output-file=<arg>

Redirect output into the named file.

-s

--silent

Equivalent to --output-level=0.

-l <arg>

--output-level=<arg>

Select an output level, greater values imply more verbose output. Level 0 produces nearly no output except for the final clauses, level 1 produces minimal additional output. Higher levels are without meaning in eground (I think).

--print-statistics

Print a short statistical summary of clauses read and generated.

-R

--resources-info

Give some information about the resources used by the system. You will usually get CPU time information. On systems returning more information with the rusage() system call, you will also get information about memory consumption.

--suppress-result

Supress actual printing of the result, just give a short message about success. Useful mainly for test runs.

--lop-in

Set E-LOP as the input format. If no input format is selected by this or one of the following options, E will guess the input format based on the first token. It will almost always correctly recognize TPTP-3, but it may misidentify E-LOP files that use TPTP meta-identifiers as logical symbols.

--tptp-in

Parse TPTP-2 format instead of E-LOP (except includes, which are handles as in TPTP-3, as TPTP-2 include syntax is considered harmful).

--tptp-out

Print TPTP-2 format instead of E-LOP.

--tptp-format

Equivalent to --tptp-in and --tptp-out.

--tptp2-in

Synonymous with --tptp-in.

--tptp2-out

Synonymous with --tptp-out.

--tptp2-format

Synonymous with --tptp-format.

--tstp-in

Parse TPTP-3 format instead of E-LOP (Note that TPTP-3 syntax is still under development, and the version implemented may not be fully conformant at all times. It works on all TPTP 3.0.1 input files (including includes).

--tstp-out

Print output clauses in TPTP-3 syntax.

--tstp-format

Equivalent to --tstp-in and --tstp-out.

--tptp3-in

Synonymous with --tstp-in.

--tptp3-out

Synonymous with --tstp-out.

--tptp3-format

Synonymous with --tstp-format.

-d

--dimacs

Print output in the DIMACS format suitable for many propositional provers.

--split-tries[=<arg>]

Determine the number of tries for splitting. If 0, no splitting is performed. If 1, only variable-disjoint splits are done. Otherwise, up to the desired number of variable permutations is tried to find a splitting subset. The option without the optional argument is equivalent to --split-tries=1.

-U

--no-unit-subsumption

Do not check if clauses are subsumed by previously encountered unit clauses.

-r

--no-unit-resolution

Do not perform forward-unit-resolution on new clauses.

-t

--no-tautology-detection

Do not perform tautology deletion on new clauses.

-m <arg>

--memory-limit=<arg>

Limit the memory the system may use. The argument is the allowed amount of memory in MB. This option may not work everywhere, due to broken and/or strange behaviour of setrlimit() in some UNIX implementations. It does work under all tested versions of Solaris and GNU/Linux.

--cpu-limit[=<arg>]

Limit the cpu time the program should run. The optional argument is the CPU time in seconds. The program will terminate immediately after reaching the time limit, regardless of internal state. This option may not work everywhere, due to broken and/or strange behaviour of setrlimit() in some UNIX implementations. It does work under all tested versions of Solaris, HP-UX and GNU/Linux. As a side effect, this option will inhibit core file writing. The option without the optional argument is equivalent to --cpu-limit=300.

--soft-cpu-limit[=<arg>]

Limit the cpu time spend in grounding. After the time expires, the prover will print an partial system. The option without the optional argument is equivalent to --soft-cpu-limit=310.

-i

--add-one-instance

If the grounding procedure runs out of time or memory, try to add at least one instance of each clause to the set. This might fail for really large clause sets, since the reserve memory kept for this purpose may be insufficient.

-g <arg>

--give-up=<arg>

Give up early if the problem is unlikely to be reasonably small. If run without constraints, the programm will give up if the clause with the largest number of instances will be expanded into more than this number of instances. If run with contraints, the program keeps a running count and will terminate if the estimated total number of clauses would exceed this value . A value of 0 will leave this test disabled.

-c

--constraints

Use global purity constraints to restrict the number of instantiations done.

-C

--local-constraints

Use local purity constraints to further restrict the number of instantiations done. Implies the previous option. Not yet implemented! Note to self: Split clauses need to get fresh variables if this is to work!

-M

--fix-minisat

Fix the preamble to include only the maximum variable index, to compensate for MiniSAT's problematic interpretation of the DIMAC syntax.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <schulz@eprover.org>. Please include the following, if possible:

* The version of the package as reported by eprover --version.

* The operating system and version.

* The exact command line that leads to the unexpected behaviour.

* A description of what you expected and what actually happend.

* If possible all input files necessary to reproduce the bug.

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