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||Shared Memory Trampoline
shmidcat - Copies stdin/file to a shared memory block for gtkwave(1)
Copies either the file specified at the command line or stdin (if no file
specified) line by line to a shared memory block. stdout will contain a shared
memory ID which should be passed on to gtkwave(1).
To run this program the standard way type:
- cat whatever.vcd | shmidcat
- The shared memory ID is emitted to stdout.
- shmidcat whatever.vcd | gtkwave -v -I whatever.sav
- GTKWave directly grabs the ID from stdin.
This program is mainly for illustrative and testing purposes only. Its primary
use is for people who wish to write interactive VCD dumpers for
gtkwave(1) as its source code may be examined, particularly the
emit_string() function. It can also be used to test if an existing VCD file
will load properly in interactive mode. Note that it can also be used to
redirect VCD files which are written into a pipe to gtkwave(1) in a
Anthony Bybell <email@example.com>