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       ditaa - convert ASCII diagrams into proper bitmap graphics


       ditaa [options] input [output]


       This manual page documents briefly the ditaa command.

       DiTAA  is  a  small  command-line  utility that can convert diagrams drawn using ASCII art
       ("drawings" that contain characters that resemble lines, like |  /  and  -),  into  proper
       bitmap graphics.

       DiTAA  also uses special markup syntax to increase the possibilities of shapes and symbols
       that can be rendered.


       --help Show summary of options.

       -v, --verbose
              Makes ditaa more verbose.

       -A, --no-antialias
              Turns anti-aliasing off.

       -d, --debug
              Renders the debug grid over the resulting image.

       -E, --no-separation
              Prevents the separation of common edges of shapes.

       -e ENCODING, --encoding ENCODING
              The encoding of the input file.

       -h, --html
              In  this  case  the  input  is  an  HTML   file.   The   contents   of   the   <pre
              class="textdiagram">  tags  are  rendered  as  diagrams  and  saved  in  the images
              directory and a new HTML file is produced with the appropriate <img> tags.

       -o, --overwrite
              If the filename of the destination image already exists,  an  alternative  name  is
              chosen.  If the overwrite option is selected, the image file is instead overwriten.

       -r, --round-corners
              Causes all corners to be rendered as round corners.

       -s SCALE, --scale SCALE
              A  natural  number  that  determines  the size of the rendered image. The units are
              fractions of the default size (2.5 renders 1.5 times bigger than the default).

       -S, --no-shadows
              Turns off the drop-shadow effect.

       -t TABS, --tabs TABS
              Tabs are normally interpreted as 8 spaces but it is possible to change  that  using
              this option. It is not advisable to use tabs in your diagrams.


       DiTAA was written by Efstathios (Stathis) Sideris.

       This  manual  page was written by David Paleino <>, for the Debian project
       (and may be used by others).

                                          April 15, 2010                                 DITAA(1)