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Make directed graph acyclic.

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21 March 2001
ACYCLIC(1)                           General Commands Manual                           ACYCLIC(1)

NAME acyclic - make directed graph acyclic
SYNOPSIS acyclic [ -nv? ] [ -o outfile ] [ file ]
DESCRIPTION acyclic 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 original edge. The optional file argument specifies where the the input graph is stored; by default, the program reads from stdin.
OPTIONS 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. -o outfile causes the output to be written to the specified file; by default, output is writ‐ ten to stdout. -? option causes the program to print usage information.
RETURN CODES acyclic 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.
BUGS 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 correctly switching or renaming these.
AUTHORS Stephen C. North <@research.att.com> Emden R. Gansner <@research.att.com>
SEE ALSO gc(1), dot(1), gvpr(1), gvcolor(1), ccomps(1), sccmap(1), tred(1), libgraph(3)
21 March 2001 ACYCLIC(1)
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acyclic(1) referred by bcomps(1) | ccomps(1) | gc(1) | gvgen(1) | nop(1) | sccmap(1) | tred(1) | unflatten(1)
refer to ccomps(1) | dot(1) | gc(1) | gvcolor(1) | gvpr(1) | sccmap(1) | tred(1)