ngspice (1) - Linux Man Pages
ngspice: circuit simulator derived from spice]3f5
ngspice - circuit simulator derived from spice]3f5
SYNOPSISngspice [options] [file ...]
DESCRIPTIONThis man page is just a small overview. The primary documentation of ngspice is in the ngspice] User's Manual, which is available as a pdf file.
- -n or --no-spiceinit
- Don't try to source the file ".spiceinit" upon startup. Normally ngspice] tries to find the file in the current directory, and if it is not found then in the user's home directory.
- -q or --completion
- Enable command completion. (defect)
- -t term or --term=term
- The program is being run on a terminal with mfb name term.
- -b or --batch
- Run in batch mode. ngspice] will read the standard input or the specified input file and do the simulation. Note that if the standard input is not a terminal, ngspice] will default to batch mode, unless the -i flag is given.
- -s or --server
- Run in server mode. This is like batch mode, except that a temporary rawfile is used and then written to the standard output, preceded by a line with a single "@", after the simulation is done. This mode is used by the ngspice daemon.
- -i or --interactive
- Run in interactive mode. This is useful if the standard input is not a terminal but interactive mode is desired. Command completion is not available unless the standard input is a terminal, however.
- -r rawfile or --rawfile=file
- Use rawfile as the default file into which the results of the simulation are saved.
- -c circuitfile or --circuitfile=circuitfile
- Use circuitfile as the default input deck.
- -h or --help
- Display a verbose help on the arguments available to the program.
- -v or --version
- Display a version number and copyright information of the program.
- -a or --autorun
- -o outfile or --output=outfile
- All logs generated during a batch run (-b) will be saved in outfile.
- -p or --pipe
- Allow a program (e.g., xcircuit) to act as a GUI frontend for ngspice through a pipe. Thus ngspice will assume that the pipe is a tty and allows to run in interactive mode.
- SPICE_ASCIIRAWFILE default 0
- Format of the rawfile. 0 for binary, and 1 for ascii.
- SPICE_NEWS default $SPICE_LIB_DIR/news
- A file which is copied verbatim to stdout when ngspice starts in interactive mode.
- SPICE_MFBCAP default $SPICE_LIB_DIR/mfbcap
- SPICE_HELP_DIR default $SPICE_LIB_DIR/helpdir
- SPICE_SCRIPTS default $SPICE_LIB_DIR/scripts
- In this directory the spinit file will be searched.
- SPICE_PATH default $SPICE_EXEC_DIR/ngspice
various undocumented ngspice centric environment variables :
Common environment variables :
- TERM LINES COLS DISPLAY HOME PATH EDITOR SHELL
- The System's Initialisation File.
- .spiceinit or $HOME/.spiceinit
- The User's Initialisation File.
BUGSPlease report bugs to the ngspice project via
AUTHORSspice3: Tom Quarles (quarles [at] cad.berkeley.edu)
nutmeg: User interface: Wayne Christopher (faustus [at] cad.berkeley.edu)
ngspice: various authors (see http://sourceforge.net/projects/ngspice/)