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Carafe Option Flags

The following is a list of all valid option flags for Carafe:

-a number
This controls the ``fringe area'' calculation for critical areas. A non-zero number turns the addition of the fringe area on. A zero number will turn the addition of fringe areas off. The default number is 1 for on.

-c file_name
This option indicates that the file given is to be used to read commands from. The full pathname must be specified. If the last command in the file is not quit, commands will be read from the keyboard after executing the last command in the file.

-C path
This option allows the user to specify the cell search path.

-d level
This option sets the debugging level to level. This option is used for generating debugging output and should normally not be used.

-D file_name
This option sends all debugging messages to the named file. The file is truncated when it is opened.

-e file_name
This option appends all error messages to the named file.

-f file_name
This option specifies the fabrication defect statistics file to be used to rank the fault probabilities. The default file is carafe.fab. The full pathname must be specified.

-g file_name
This option specifies the file that describes the graphics drawing styles used for drawing the layout geometries. Look in the Environment Variables section for more details on .dstyle files.

-h
This option simply prints out the valid option flags for the program and returns to the operating system without invoking Carafe.

-l
Used only in the Hemlock version, this flag specifies the file to be used for the standard cell library definitions.

-m file_name
This option specifies the file that contains the colormap data for drawing the layout geometries. For further information on the .cmap files, look in the Environment Variables section.

-o file_name
This option indicates that all messages normally sent to the screen are to be appended to the specified file.

-p char
This option causes the prefix character char to be removed from all labels.

-s number
When reading in GDS format files, non-Manhattan geometries are approximated using a series of smaller rectangles. The default step size is 1 centimicron and may generate a very large number of rectangles. This will degrade the performance of Carafe's fault extractor. This option allows the step size to be set to any size in centimicrons to minimize the number of approximating rectangles.

-t file_name
This option specifies that the given file should be used as the technology file instead of the default carafe.tech. The full pathname must be specified.



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David Dahle Wed Jan 24 11:51:06 PST 1996