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lepton-archive(1) lepton-archive(1)


lepton-archive - create and extract Lepton EDA design archives


lepton-archive [options] [-o output_file] file ...


lepton-archive creates and extracts Lepton EDA designs from an archive. The two modes of operation are "archive mode" (archive creation) and "extract mode". In archive mode it creates a project archive from a bunch of project files, and in extract mode it extracts the files from the archive and places them in the local dir.

Archive mode is the default.


-f filename
Optional. Used in archive mode. Read files to archive from <filename> instead of garchiverc.
Verbose mode.
Extract the archive specified on the command line.
Create an archive. This is the default.
-o outfile
Optional. Used in archive mode. Specifies the name of the output archive file. The output file extension should be ".tar.gz". If this flag is not specified, the output file name is "ProjectArchive.tar.gz".
-h, --help
Print usage information.


To create an archive named MyArchive.tar.gz (the files to store listed in garchiverc):
lepton-archive -o MyArchive.tar.gz

Verbosely create an archive (archives files listed on cmd line as well as those listed in garchiverc):

lepton-archive -v -o MyArchive.tar.gz README Schematic1.sch Schematic2.sch Schematic3.sch

Extract an archive:

lepton-archive -e ProjectArchive.tar.gz


Stuart Brorson <>




Copyright © 2012-2017 gEDA Contributors.
License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later. Please see the `COPYING'
file included with this program for full details.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
December 11, 2018 Lepton EDA