LNEATO(1) General Commands Manual LNEATO(1)
lneato - A Customizable Graph Editor
lneato [ -V ] [ -lmmode ] [ -ellev ] [ file ]
lneato is a graph editor for the X Window System. It may be run as a
standalone editor, or as a front end for applications that use graphs.
It can control multiple windows viewing different graphs.
lneato is written on top of neato and lefty. lefty is a general-pur-
pose programmable editor for technical pictures. It has an interpre-
tive programming language similar to AWK and C. The user interface and
graph editing operations of lneato are written as lefty functions.
Programmer-defined graph operations may be loaded as well. Graph lay-
outs are made by neato, which runs as a separate process that communi-
cates with lefty through pipes.
If the input graph contains xdot attributes, lneato will use that to
display the graph. Otherwise, it runs neato to obtain layout informa-
The file name is optional. If present, the graph contained in that file
is displayed in the lneato window.
-V Prints the version.
Sets the layout mode. The mode can be sync or async. The default
-ellev Sets the mesage level. The lev can be 0 or 1. The default is 0.
neato(1), lefty(1), dotty(1), xdot(3),
dotty user guide.
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