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Aaron James Trevena


autodia.pl - a perl script using the Autodia modules to create UML Class Diagrams or documents. from code or other data sources.


AutoDia takes source files as input and using a handler parses them to create documentation through templates. The handlers allow AutoDia to parse any language by providing a handler and registering in in autodia.pm. The templates allow the output to be heavily customised from Dia XML to simple HTML and seperates the logic of the application from the presentation of the results.

AutoDia is written in perl and defaults to the perl handler and file extension matching unless a language is specified using the -l switch.

AutoDia requires Template Toolkit and Perl 5. Some handlers and templates may require additional software, for example the Java SDK for the java handler.

AutoDia can use GraphViz to generate layout coordinates, and can produce di-graphs (notation for directional graphs) in dot (plain or canonical) and vcg, as well as Dia xml.

Helpful information, links and news can be found at the autodia website - http://www.aarontrevena.co.uk/opensource/autodia/


autodia.pl ([-i filename [-p path] ] or [-d directory [-r] ]) [options]
autodia.pl -i filename : use filename as input
autodia.pl -i 'filea fileb filec' : use filea, fileb and filec as input
autodia.pl -i filename -p .. : use ../filename as input file
autodia.pl -d directoryname : use *.pl/pm in directoryname as input files
autodia.pl -d 'foo bar quz' : use *pl/pm in directories foo, bar and quz as input files
autodia.pl -d directory -r : use *pl/pm in directory and its subdirectories as input files
autodia.pl -d directory -F : use files in directory but only one file per diagram =item autodia.pl -d directory -C : use files in directory but skip CVS directories
autodia.pl -o outfile.xml : use outfile.xml as output file (otherwise uses autodial.out.dia)
autodia.pl -O : output to stdout
autodia.pl -l language : parse source as language (ie: C) and look for appropriate filename extensions if also -d
autodia.pl -t templatefile : use templatefile as template (otherwise uses template.xml)
autodia.pl -l DBI -i "mysql:test:localhost" -U username -P password : use test database on localhost with username and password as username and password
autodia.pl -l Mason -i "/index.html" -p comp_root -G '\$c' : use HTML::Mason to fetch /index.html from comp_root and show all components in reach. -G corresponds to allow_globals.
autodia.pl -z : output via graphviz
autodia.pl -Z : output via springgraph
autodia.pl -v : output via VCG
autodia.pl -s skipfile : exclude files or packagenames matching those listed in file
c<autodia.pl -D : ignore dependancies (ie do not process or display dependancies)>
autodia.pl -K : do not display packages that are not part of input
autodia.pl -k : do not display superclasses that are not part of input
autodia.pl -H : show only Public/Visible methods
autodia.pl -m : show only Class methods
autodia.pl -M : do not show Class Methods
autodia.pl -a : show only Class Attributes
autodia.pl -A : do not show Class Attributes
autodia.pl -S : silent mode, no output to stdout except with -O
autodia.pl -h : display this help message