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FileTool: Setting Variables

There are a number of internal variables which control various properties of the file readers/writers, translation modes, etc. These are the same variables as used in Xic. In some cases, these variables are overridden by command line options, but in cases where no applicable option exists, these variables can be set to provide the desired effect. Variables can also be set in the .filetoolrc file. Variables set from the command line will override settings in the .filetoolrc file.

The -set options must appear first on the command line, and unlike the other main directives, can appear ahead of the other directives. These are optional.

The format can take two forms: either a single -set option followed by a quoted list of name=value pairs:

-set "name1=value1 name2 name3=value3 ..."
or, each name=value pair can have its own ``-set'':
-set name1=value1 -set name2 -set name3=value3

Note that the value part is optional, for boolean variables. The token following each ``-set'' must not contain white space, or be quoted if it contains white space, e.g.,

-set "name = value"
is legitimate.

The following variables have relevance to operations that are available through the FileTool.

In addition to the variables listed in the table, which are Xic variables, there is one special boolean variable recognized:

timedbg[=filename]
If set, run times for various operations are printed, similar to enabling the !timedbg feature in Xic. If set to a value, the value is taken as a path to a file for the timing messages.

Database Setup
DatabaseResolution  
Symbol Path
Path
NoReadExclusive
AddToBack
Conversion - General
ChdFailOnUnresolved
MultiMapOk
UnknownGdsLayerBase
UnknownGdsDatatype
NoStrictCellnames
Conversion - Import and Conversion Commands
AutoRename
NoOverwritePhys
NoOverwriteElec
NoOverwriteLibCells
NoCheckEmpties
NoReadLabels
MergeInput
NoPolyCheck
DupCheckMode
LayerList
UseLayerList
LayerAlias
UseLayerAlias
InToLower
InToUpper
InUseAlias
InCellNamePrefix
InCellNameSuffix
NoMapDatatypes
CifLayerMode
OasReadNoChecksum
OasPrintNoWrap
OasPrintOffset
Conversion - Export Commands
StripForExport
WriteAllCells
SkipInvisible
KeepBadArchive
NoCompressContext
RefCellAutoRename
UseCellTab
SkipOverrideCells
OutToLower
OutToUpper
OutUseAlias
OutCellNamePrefix
OutCellNameSuffix
CifOutStyle
CifOutExtensions
CifAddBBox
GdsOutLevel
GdsMunit
NoGdsMapOk
OasWriteCompressed
OasWriteNameTab
OasWriteRep
OasWriteChecksum
OasWriteNoTrapezoids
OasWriteWireToBox
OasWriteRndWireToPoly
OasWriteNoGCDcheck
OasWriteUseFastSort
OasWritePrptyMask
Geometry
JoinMaxPolyVerts
JoinMaxPolyGroup
JoinMaxPolyQueue
JoinBreakClean
PartitionSize


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Stephen R. Whiteley 2017-11-08