If the FileTool is executed without arguments, a synopsis of available command line options is printed. Otherwise, the arguments are given in one of the following forms.
filetool [-set var[=value] ...]
-eval script_file_to_read |
-info layout_file [flags] |
-text layout_file [text_opts] |
-comp comp_args |
-split split_args |
-cfile cfile_args |
The -set option is used to set internal variables, which have relevance in the modes indicated by the other main options.
The -eval option is used to execute an assemble script.
The -info option is used to obtain information and statistics about a layout file.
The -text option will translate all or part of a layout file to an ASCII text representation.
The -comp option will set up a comparison of two layout files, recording differences.
The -split option is used to write multiple layout files corresponding to regions in a large layout.
The -cfile option is used to write a Cell Hierarchy Digest (CHD) file from a layout file, similar to the Save button in the Cell Hierarchy Digests panel.
Otherwise, the given options are expected to provide directives similar in logic to that of an assembly script.