tv(1) displays and prints phylogenetic trees


tv [filename]



is the program that starts the TreeView X GUI.

TreeView X is an open source and multi-platform program to display phylogenetic trees. It can read and display NEXUS and Newick format tree files (such as those output by PAUP*, ClustalX, TREE-PUZZLE, and other programs). It allows to order the branches of the trees, and to export the trees in SVG format.

If started from the command line with filename as an argument, TreeView X will open the tree stored in filename.


Page, R. D. M. 1996. TREEVIEW: An application to display phylogenetic trees on personal computers. Computer Applications in the Biosciences 12: 357-358.


TreeView X was written by Rod Page ([email protected]) URL:

This manual page was written by Charles Plessy (<[email protected]>) for the Debian(TM) system (but may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify TreeView X and this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


Copyright © 2006, 2008 Charles Plessy