ditaa(1) convert ASCII diagrams into proper bitmap graphics


ditaa [options] input [output]


This manual page documents briefly the ditaa command.

DiTAA is a small command-line utility that can convert diagrams drawn using ASCII art ("drawings" that contain characters that resemble lines, like | / and -), into proper bitmap graphics.

DiTAA also uses special markup syntax to increase the possibilities of shapes and symbols that can be rendered.


Show summary of options.
-v, --verbose
Makes ditaa more verbose.
-A, --no-antialias
Turns anti-aliasing off.
-d, --debug
Renders the debug grid over the resulting image.
-E, --no-separation
Prevents the separation of common edges of shapes.
-e ENCODING, --encoding ENCODING
The encoding of the input file.
-h, --html
In this case the input is an HTML file. The contents of the <pre class="textdiagram"> tags are rendered as diagrams and saved in the images directory and a new HTML file is produced with the appropriate <img> tags.
-o, --overwrite
If the filename of the destination image already exists, an alternative name is chosen. If the overwrite option is selected, the image file is instead overwriten.
-r, --round-corners
Causes all corners to be rendered as round corners.
-s SCALE, --scale SCALE
A natural number that determines the size of the rendered image. The units are fractions of the default size (2.5 renders 1.5 times bigger than the default).
-S, --no-shadows
Turns off the drop-shadow effect.
-t TABS, --tabs TABS
Tabs are normally interpreted as 8 spaces but it is possible to change that using this option. It is not advisable to use tabs in your diagrams.


DiTAA was written by Efstathios (Stathis) Sideris.

This manual page was written by David Paleino <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).