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tkined


       tkined - An Interactive Network Editor based on Tk.


SYNOPSIS

       tkined ?file1 file2 ...?
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DESCRIPTION

       Tkined is an interactive editor for creating and maintain­
       ing network maps.  Tkined is programmable and  can  there­
       fore be used as a graphical frontend for quite a number of
       applications that normally act on a network map (e.g. net­
       work  management  systems,  network simulators).  Applica­
       tions run as  separate  processes  that  communicate  with
       tkined  through  a simple protocol. The most common way to
       implement a tkined application is to use the network  man­
       agement  extension  Tnm(n)  for  the Tool Command Language
       Tcl(n) which encapsulated the protocol and provides access
       to the editor using the ined(n) Tcl command.

       Tkined has evolved from the original ined editor which was
       written on top of the Unidraw/Interviews framework. Tkined
       in  its  current form is a set of Tk(1) scripts and some C
       code that handles the internal state of tkined objects.

       This man page is intended to provide a short overview over
       menus provided by the Tkined editor.


FILE MENU

       The  File  menu  contains  commands to save, load or print
       network maps.

       Clear             Clear the current map.

       Open...           Load a previously saved map.  The  saved
                         map  file contains a script of ined com­
                         mands that  will  reconstruct  the  map.
                         Loading  a  map  may also restart tkined
                         applications.

       Merge...          Merge a previously saved  map  into  the
                         current map.

       Save...           Save the current map to the current file
                         name. Tkined will write  into  the  file
                         named  noname.tki if you never specified
                         a different file name.

       Save As...        Save the current map  after  choosing  a
                         new file name.

                         allows  to  jump  from  map  to map very
                         quickly.

       New View          Create a new view. This looks much  like
                         spawning a new tkined process, but a new
                         view  allows  you  to  copy  and   paste
                         between   the   views   and  saves  some
                         resources.

       Close View        Close the tkined view. The  tkined  pro­
                         cess  will  exit  if  you close the last
                         tkined view.


SELECT MENU

       The Select menu contains commands that modify the  set  of
       currently selection objects.

       Select All        This  command  selects all objects shown
                         on the canvas.

       Select Neighbours Add all objects  linked  directly  to  a
                         selected  object  to  the current selec­
                         tion.

       Select Member     Add all member of all selected groups to
                         the current selection.

       Select by Type    Add  all  objects of a given type to the
                         current selection.

       Select by Name    Query the user for  a  regular  or  glob
                         style  expression and add all objects to
                         the current selection whose name matches
                         the expression.

       Select by Address Query  the  user  for  a regular or glob
                         style expression and add all objects  to
                         the   current  selection  whose  address
                         matches the expression.

       Select by Label   Query the user for  a  regular  or  glob
                         style  expression and add all objects to
                         the  current  selection  whose   current
                         label contents matches the expression.

       Select by Attribute
                         Query  the  user  for an attribute and a
                         regular or glob style expression and add
                         all  objects  to  the  current selection
                         where  the  content  of   the   selected

       Attribute->Edit   Change an  attribute  for  all  selected
                         objects.

       Set Label         Set  the  label  of all selected objects
                         the value of an attribute.

       Scale Factor      Set the scaling factor of  all  selected
                         bar- and stripcharts.

       Grid Spacing      Set  the  spacing between grid points in
                         pixel.

       Align to Grid     Align the selected objects on the  grid.
                         Objects   not   selected   will  not  be
                         touched.

       Undo              Undo the last change you made. Note that
                         undo currently cannot undo a delete com­
                         mand. If you are  not  sure  you  really
                         want to delete, use the cut command (see
                         below).

       Redo              Redo the last undone change. A  sequence
                         like  undo  undo redo redo should always
                         bring you back in the initial state.

       Delete            Delete  the   current   selection.   All
                         objects will get lost since this command
                         does not update the undo buffer.

       Cut               Delete the current selection  and  place
                         all  deleted  objects  on the clipboard.
                         The clipboard is a global buffer  shared
                         by  all  views. You can use the cut com­
                         mand to copy objects form  one  view  to
                         another.

       Copy              Copy  the current selection on the clip­
                         board without deleting the objects  from
                         the current view.

       Paste             Paste  the  objects  stored on the clip­
                         board into the current view.

       The Structure menu contains commands to modify the  struc­
       ture of the map.

       Bring to Front    Bring  the selected objects to the front
                         of the  map.  Background  images  ignore
                         this command.

                         collapsed.

       Expand            Expand a group object so that the member
                         of the group become visible.  The  group
                         itself is shown as a rectangle enclosing
                         its members.

       Join Group        This command can be used to add  objects
                         to an existing group. You have to select
                         the objects to add and the group to  add
                         to.  A dialog will ask you to select the
                         parent group if there are ambiguities.

       Leave Group       All selected  objects  will  be  removed
                         from any group they belong to.

       The  Icon  menu contains six sub menus allowing to manipu­
       late the appearance of tkined objects.

       Node              This sub menu  contains  all  configured
                         node icons.

       Network           This  sub  menu  contains all configured
                         network representations.

       Group             This sub menu contains icons  for  group
                         objects.

       Reference         This  sub menu contains icons for refer­
                         ence objects.

       Font              The  Font  sub  menu  contains  symbolic
                         names for all available fonts.

       Color             The  Color  sub  menu  contains symbolic
                         names for the  colors  available.   This
                         sub  menu  will  only  appear if you are
                         working on a color display.  Tkined will
                         map all colors to black if your applica­
                         tion or your  saved  map  expects  color
                         definitions and you are sitting in front
                         of a monochrome display.

       The Options menu allows you to set the page size and  ori­
       entation and offers some checkbuttons to control the look-
       and-feel of tkined.

       Media             This sub menu controls the size  of  the
                         drawing area.

       Orientation       Set  the  orientation  of  the  selected
                         the editor by turning  the  Lock  Editor
                         switch off again.

       Memory Validation If  you  have compiled and installed the
                         Tk/Tcl libraries  and  tkined  with  the
                         memory  validation  define,  this toggle
                         enables/disables   memory    validation.
                         Note:  Memory  validation  is  very time
                         consuming and at least not  even  recom­
                         mended for debugging.

       Memory Trace      If  you  have compiled and installed the
                         Tk/Tcl libraries  and  tkined  with  the
                         memory  validation define set, this tog­
                         gles enable/disable of memory allocation
                         tracing. Trace information is written to
                         stderr of tkined.

       Memory Info       If you have compiled and  installed  the
                         Tk/Tcl  libraries  and  tkined  with the
                         memory  validation  define   set,   this
                         prints  some  memory usage statistics to
                         stderr of tkined.

       Strict Motif      Toggle  tkined's  appearance  between  a
                         nicer  motif-like and strict motif look-
                         and-feel, as done by John within tk.

       The Help menu contains some infos  about  the  editor  and
       some short help texts.

       General           General information about tkined.

       Status            Some  status  information about the edi­
                         tor. This is mainly for maintenance.

       Key Bindings      A short  note  about  the  key  bindings
                         inside  the canvas. This may help you to
                         learn about the various ways to use  the
                         mouse buttons.


CUSTOMIZATION

       You  can  customize  the  tkined  editor  to your specific
       needs. You may load your own icon bitmaps and  define  the
       width of various network types.  All customization is done
       using tkined.defaults files,  that  are  very  similar  to
       xrdb(1)  files.  Since  there  is  no  way  to  access the
       defaults database  of  the  server  from  within  tk,  the
       defaults  files  are  searched  along the tkined_path. The
       default      setting      of      this       path       is
                         The  definition consists of two strings.
                         The first one is  the  filename  of  the
                         bitmap and the second is the name of the
                         icon as shown in the node menu. A  colon
                         can  be  used  to  create a path of sub­
                         menus, e.g. Sun:SparcStation 2.

       group i           The definition of an  icon  for  a  col­
                         lapsed  group is done in the same way as
                         for a node icon.

       network i         The definition of the i-th network  con­
                         sists  of  the line thickness to use and
                         the name that appears in the menu.

       reference i       The definition of an icon for  a  refer­
                         ence  object  is done in the same way as
                         for a node icon.

       interpreter i     The i-th interpreter is defined  by  its
                         file  name.  It is the responsibility of
                         the  interpreter  to  define  new  menus
                         using the ined create MENU command.

       font i            The  font  menu  is build using the font
                         definitions. The i-th menu entry  repre­
                         sents  font  i which must be given as an
                         X11 font name followed by the name  used
                         in the font menu.

       color i           The  contents of the color menu is given
                         by an X11 color name and  the  name  for
                         this  color  used in the color menu. The
                         color menu does not appear on monochrome
                         displays.


SEE ALSO

       Tcl(n), Tk(n), scotty(1)


FILES

       /usr/local/lib/tkined1.4.11/tkined.defaults
       /usr/local/lib/tkined1.4.11/init.tcl
       /usr/local/lib/tkined1.4.11/bitmaps/*.xbm
       $HOME/.tkined/tkined.defaults

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