|-X script||Automatically start the simulator and execute the specified simulation script.|
|-p file||Print circuit to file without starting GUI.|
|-P printer||Print circuit to printer without starting GUI.|
|-l file||Read the specified file as a library.|
|-x||Automatically start the simulator.|
|-q||Suppress startup messages.|
|-s||Excute with a synchronous X server connection. This option is primarily for debugging.|
Specify a locality to use if tkgate has been configued for Japanese
support. The locality should be either "ASCII" for English, or "ja_JP.EUC" for Japanese. This option can also be set via the LANG environment variable.
TkGate begin life as an undergraduate project at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 1987. At that time it was called simply gate and ran under the wm window manager, a windowing system developed at CMU before X11 was widely used. In this incarnation it was used by students in the computer architecture course at CMU to develop a simple microprocessor (dubbed "The Bat Computer"). After laying dormant for several years, it was resurrected in 1991 and ported to run under X11 with the Xlib API. In this incarnation it was used several times by students in the introductory digital logic course, but after the author graduated and left CMU, it went into hibernation again. This Tcl/Tk incarnation was begun in 1998. While there is certainly some cruftyness in the implementation in places due to the multiple reincarnations, many new features have been added since the older wm and X11 versions, and the interface has been made much easier to use.
Jeffery Hansen (email@example.com)
Copyright (c) 1987-2015 by Jeffery Hansen