ACYCLIC(1)ACYCLIC(1)NAMEacyclic - make directed graph acyclicSYNOPSISacyclic [ -nv? ] [ -o outfile ] [ file ]
DESCRIPTIONacyclic is a filter that takes a directed graph as input and outputs a
copy of the graph with sufficient edges reversed to make the graph
acyclic. The reversed edge inherits all of the attributes of the origi‐
nal edge. The optional file argument specifies where the the input
graph is stored; by default, the program reads from stdin.
The following options are supported:
-n No output is produced, though the return value will indicate
whether the graph is acyclic or not.
-v Print information about whether the file is acyclic, has a cycle
or is undirected.
causes the output to be written to the specified file; by
default, output is written to stdout.
-? option causes the program to print usage information.
RETURN CODESacyclic returns 0 if the graph is acyclic; 1 if the graph has a cycle;
2 if the graph is undirected; and 255 if there are any errors.
If the graph is strict and there is a cycle of length 2, the attributes
of the reversed edge are lost.
Some edge attributes are non-symmetric, referring to either the head or
tail node. At present, there is no mechanism or convention for cor‐
rectly switching or renaming these.
Stephen C. North <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Emden R. Gansner <email@example.com>
SEE ALSOgc(1), dot(1), gvpr(1), gvcolor(1), ccomps(1), sccmap(1), tred(1), lib‐
21 March 2001 ACYCLIC(1)