gsymcheck man page

gsymcheck — gEDA/gaf Symbol Checker

Synopsis

gsymcheck [-h] [-v] [-q] symbol1 [... symbolN]

Description

gsymcheck is a symbol checker for gEDA/gaf. Here is a list of checks that gsymcheck performs:

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Checks for graphical= attribute (if present does varied tests)
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Checks for the device= attribute
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Checks for various other missing attributes (pinlabel, pintype, pinseq, footprint, refdes)
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Checks to make sure that the active pin end is on the 100 unit grid.
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Checks the uses of the various attributes (duplicates, incorrect syntax, invalid values, etc...)
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Checks for obsolete, old, and forbidden attributes
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Checks for any nets or buses within a symbol
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Checks for any other connections within a symbol
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Checks to make sure the number of pins is the correct number

Options

gsymcheck accepts the following options:

-q
Quiet mode on. This mode turns off all warnings/notes/messages. (optional)
-v
Verbose mode 1. This mode will show all error messages (optional)
-vv
Verbose mode 2. This mode will show all error and warning messages (optional)
-vvv
Verbose mode 2. This mode will show all error, warning, and info messages (optional)
-h
Usage summary / gsymcheck help
symbol1 [... symbolN]
At least one symbol file must be specified. If multiple symbols are specified then they are sequentially read in and checked. It is important that the schematic(s) follow all the options (ie last).

Examples

Here are some examples on how to run gsymcheck:

To get usage information just run:

gsymcheck

To actually check a symbol with just error counts, run:

gsymcheck symbolfilename.sym

To get the actuall error messages, run:

gsymcheck -v symbolfilename.sym

To see all the error messages and warnings, run:

gsymcheck -vv symbolfilename.sym

To see all the error messages, warnings, and parse info, run:

gsymcheck -vvv symbolfilename.sym

Environment

gsymcheck respects the following environment variable:

GEDADATA
specifies where the various required scheme and rc files are located (the default is ${prefix}/share/gEDA). This environment variables does not need to be set by the end user unless they are moving the executables to a new install ${prefix}.

Author

Ales Hvezda and many others

See Also

gschem(1), gnetlist(1)

Referenced By

gnetlist(1), gschem(1), gsymfix(1).

September 25th, 2013 gEDA Project 1.8.2.20130925