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NAME

       botch-graph-shortest-path - find the shortest path(s) between two vertices of a graph in
       GraphML or dot format

SYNOPSIS

       botch-graph-shortest-path [options] --source SOURCE [--source SOURCE ...] --target TARGET
       [--target TARGET ...] [ingraph] [outgraph]

DESCRIPTION

       Extract the subgraph of the shortest path between two specific nodes in the input graph.

       The --target and --source options are mandatory and can be specified more than once.

       If either (or both) of the positional arguments is/are omitted, then read GraphML or dot
       from standard input and/or write GraphML or dot to standard output, respectively.  Passing
       a '-' as either argument, explicitly specifies to read the input from standard input and
       write the output to standard output, respectively.

       The input graph type will be determined automatically. If the output graph is given as a
       filename, then the output type will be GraphML if the filename ends with .xml and dot if
       the filename ends with .dot. If the output is done on standard output then it will happen
       in the same format as the input graph.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
           Display help.

       --target=TARGET
           This option picks the target vertex. The TARGET argument is a key/value pair
           (separated by a colon) of a graph attribute and its desired value. If more than one
           vertex matches the given key/value pair, then the smallest (by node comparison) is
           chosen.

           The special key "__ID__" allows one to select the unique vertex identifier.

           This option can be specified more than once. The final set of vertices is chosen such
           that all vertices match all key/value pairs. Multiple --target options thus form a
           logical conjunction (they are AND-ed together).

       --source=SOURCE
           This option picks the source vertex. The SOURCE argument is a key/value pair
           (separated by a colon) of a graph attribute and its desired value. If more than one
           vertex matches the given key/value pair, then the smallest (by node comparison) is
           chosen.

           The special key "__ID__" allows one to select the unique vertex identifier.

           This option can be specified more than once. The final set of vertices is chosen such
           that all vertices match all key/value pairs. Multiple --source options thus form a
           logical conjunction (they are AND-ed together).

       --all
           instead of finding an arbitrary shortest path, find all shortest paths

       -v, --verbose
           Be verbose.

EXAMPLE

       Extract the subgraph of the shortest path from a certain version of the build-essential
       binary vertex to a certain version of the ghc source vertex.

         botch-graph-shortest-path --source name:build-essential --source version:11.7 --source type:bin --target name:ghc --target version:7.8.4-8 --target type:src < in.xml > out.xml

       or giving input and output as positional arguments:

         botch-graph-shortest-path --source name:build-essential --source version:11.7 --source type:bin --target name:ghc --target version:7.8.4-8 --target type:src in.xml out.xml

BUGS

       See <http://bugs.debian.org/botch>.

SEE ALSO

       Debian doc-base Manual /usr/share/doc/botch/wiki/Home.html

AUTHOR

       This man page was written by Johannes Schauer. Botch is written by Johannes Schauer and
       Pietro Abate.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2012-2014 Johannes Schauer, Pietro Abate

       This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either
       version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. A special linking
       exception to the GNU Lesser General Public License applies to this library, see the
       COPYING file for more information.