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FileTool: Assemble Script File Evaluation

Assemble script files can be produced by Xic, and contain a specification for complicated operations on layout files, such as merging several files into a single output file, while creating a new top-level cell to contain instances of the cells read from input. These files can be evaluated with the FileTool.

The command is of the form

filetool [-set variables] -eval script_file

The FileTool will read and execute the script, reading input and generating output as per the directives in the script file.

The script file format is described in 19.2.3.

Stephen R. Whiteley 2017-03-22