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NAME

       xpat - graphic pattern viewer

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       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.

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

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

       View      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.

       Tools     Message : display the last error messages

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

SPECIAL KEYS

       +/-    Increase or decrease the time scale.

OPTIONS

       -l file_name
              Load the pattern file file_name (without extention .pat)

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

       -force this option force all graphical objects to be displayed.

       -install
              Switch to a private color map.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       MBK_WORK_LIB
              indicates the path to the read directory for the session.

       XPAT_PARAM_NAME (optionnal)
              indicates the path to the parameter file used by Xpat.

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