acdtable is used to create the table of parameters, allowed values and defaults, used in the application documentation and to provide user help.
% acdtable antigenic
The output file is empty, but any format available to the specified program can be used.
EMBOSS data files are distributed with the application and stored in the standard EMBOSS data directory, which is defined by the EMBOSS environment variable EMBOSS_DATA.
To see the available EMBOSS data files, run:
% embossdata -showall
To fetch one of the data files (for example 'Exxx.dat') into your current directory for you to inspect or modify, run:
% embossdata -fetch -file Exxx.dat
Users can provide their own data files in their own directories. Project specific files can be put in the current directory, or for tidier directory listings in a subdirectory called ".embossdata". Files for all EMBOSS runs can be put in the user's home directory, or again in a subdirectory called ".embossdata".
The directories are searched in the following order:
acdtable does not have its own options, but takes a single parameter which is the name of the EMBOSS application that is being testsed. It is invoked by specifying the name of the application to be tested after the name of the utility application itself:
Acceptable expected and default values can be generated automatically for most ACD datatypes. In other cases, the allowed values is defined with the valid: global attribute, and the default value by the expected: global attribute (see EMBOSS Developers Manual).
|acdc||Test an application ACD file|
|acdpretty||Correctly reformat an application ACD file|
|acdtrace||Trace processing of an application ACD file (for testing)|
|acdvalid||Validate an application ACD file|