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graphic pattern viewer


xpat [-l file_name] [-xor] [-install] [-force]


Xpat is a pattern viewer. All functionnalities can be accessed through different menus. Xpat works under Motif and X11r6. When entering Xpat, the main window appears and shows 5 different menus on the top bar. These menus can be entered by simply clicking on the mouse left button. Here is the description of these menus.


Open : load an existing pattern file (see pat(5)).
Quit : quit xpat.


Identify : identify a selected pattern.
Connected : highlight a selected pattern.
Search : search a pattern.


Zoom : perform zoom in, zoom out, center, fit, refresh on figure.
Layer : select types of layers displayed.
Map : show cursor position in the entire figure.
Arrows : show arrows for moving at the grid step.
Grid : Set the X,Y step of the grid if displayed.


Message : display the last error messages


Save or load a user defined configuration of default displayed menus.

Special Keys


Increase or decrease the time scale.


-l file_name

Load the pattern file file_name (without extention .pat)


Two graphic cursor methods can be used, invert or xor.


this option force all graphical objects to be displayed.


Switch to a private color map.

Environment Variables


indicates the path to the read directory for the session.

XPAT_PARAM_NAME (optional)

indicates the path to the parameter file used by Xpat.

See Also

mbk(1), MBK_WORK_LIB(1), PAT(5), asimut(1)


September 1, 2000 ASIM/LIP6 ALLIANCE Reference Manual