GdsDump is distributed as compressed ready-to-run executable files. After downloading the file, just move the file in the directory that you would like to place the application ( /usr/local/bin , for example) and uncompress it using the gzip utility. You may need to change the permissions on GdsDump so that it is an executable by using chmod. E.g. "% chmod +x GdsDump"

Since GdsDump is a command-line based application, it must be run using or an equivalent shell application. All you need to do is specify the name of the GDS file to work on:

% GdsDump myGdsFile.strm

GdsDump will send the output to the screen. It may be more useful to save the output of GdsDump to a file for later perusal. Use the input/output redirection facilities of the UNIX shells to send the output to a file:

% GdsDump myFile.gds > humanVersion.txt

The file named "humanVersion.txt" can then be viewed using any text editor.

1.4    Added the Cadence extensions.
1.3    Cleaned up EOF condition check.
1.2    Fixed a bug in the XY record that printed the coordinates incorrectly.
1.1    Fixed some minor typos in the output.
1.0    Initial version