svgx man page
svgx — extract gradients from SVG files.
svgx [-a] [-b rgb] [-f rgb] [-g geometry] [-h] [-l] [-n rgb] [-o file] [-p] [-s name] [-t type] [-T rgb] [-v] [-V] file
The svgx program extracts and converts gradients in an SVG file. Unlike most of the other file formats handled by the cptutils package, SVG files may contain multiple gradients, so this program operates a little differently to the other programs in the package.
There are 4 modes of operation: The default is to extract the first gradient found in the file, or one can specify -l to list the names of all gradients in the file; -s to extract the gradient with the specified name or -a to extract all of the gradients.
The output format is specified by the -t option as listed below (in fact there are several aliases for each format: jgd for psp, gimp for ggr, and so on). The svgcpt, svggimp, svggpt, svgcss3, svgpsp, svgpov, svgpng, svgqgs, svgsao and svgsvg programs are wrappers around svgx which use the -t switch to specify output type.
Atypically, the input SVG file is a mandatory argument. The program will write to stdout if the -o option is not specified except when -a has been specified: then files will be produced (with names taken from those of the gradients).
Note that some of the SVG conversions require that the en_US.utf8 locale is enabled. How this is done will depend on your operating system.
In the following, all rgb specifications should be of the form red/green/blue where the colour components are integers in the range 0 to 255.
- -a, --all
Extract all gradients, which will have filenames derived from the gradient names. If this option is used then the argument of the -o option will be interpreted as the output directory.
- -b, --background rgb
Set the background colour of cpt output.
Note that this only modifies the "background" field in the output cpt file, it does not affect the transparency (see the -T option in that regard).
- --backtrace-file path
Specify a file to which to write a formatted backtrace. The file will only be created if there is a backtrace created, typically when an error occurs.
- --backtrace-format format
Specify the format of the backtrace written to the files specified by --backtrace-file, one of plain, xml or json.
- -f, --foreground rgb
Set the foreground colour of cpt output.
- -g, --geometry widthxheight
Specify the size of the PNG image or SVG preview in pixels.
- -h, --help
- -l, --list
List the names of all gradients in the file.
- -n, --nan rgb
Set the NaN (no data) colour of cpt output.
- -o, --output path
Write the output to path, rather than stdout.
If the -a option is specified then the path argument must be a directory (which exists) and the output files will be written into this directory.
- -p, --preview
Include a preview in the SVG output. See also the --geometry option.
Do not create files which break limits of the format specification. In particular, do not create POV-Ray headers with more than 255 stops.
- -s, --select name
Extract the gradient with the specified name, see the -l output for a list of possible values.
- -t, --type format
Set the output format, which should be one of cpt, css3, ggr, gpt, psp, pov, png, qgs, sao or svg.
- -T, --transparency rgb
When converting to a format which does not support transparency, replace the transparency with the specified rgb colour.
- -v, --verbose
- -V, --version
Inspect an SVG file for gradients:
Extract the gradient "Sunny Road" from the same SVG file, converting the result to cpt: (note that the gradient name needs to be quoted)
Extract all of the svg gradients from the file kittens.svg and give each of them a preview:
An ill-formed SVG gradient may be translated to rubbish while not reporting an error.
cptsvg(1), gimpsvg(1), pspsvg(1).
gimplut(1), gimpsvg(1), pspsvg(1), pssvg(1).