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NAME

       shmidcat - Copies stdin/file to a shared memory block for gtkwave(1)

SYNTAX

       shmidcat [VCDFILE]

DESCRIPTION

       Copies  either the file specified at the command line or stdin (if no file specified) line
       by line to a shared memory block.  stdout will contain a shared memory ID which should  be
       passed on to gtkwave(1).

EXAMPLES

       To run this program the standard way type:

       cat whatever.vcd | shmidcat
              The shared memory ID is emitted to stdout.

       shmidcat whatever.vcd | gtkwave -v -I whatever.sav
              GTKWave directly grabs the ID from stdin.

LIMITATIONS

       This program is mainly for illustrative and testing purposes only.  Its primary use is for
       people who wish to write interactive VCD dumpers for gtkwave(1) as its source code may  be
       examined,  particularly  the  emit_string()  function.   It can also be used to test if an
       existing VCD file will load properly in interactive mode.  Note that it can also  be  used
       to  redirect  VCD  files  which  are  written  into a pipe to gtkwave(1) in a non-blocking
       fashion.

AUTHORS

       Anthony Bybell <bybell@rocketmail.com>

SEE ALSO

       gtkwave(1)