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Langue: en

Version: 254618 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


shapes - generates various shapes for Gerris.



SHAPE can be one of: ellipse, star, 4ellipses, square, almgren, channel, half-cylinder, rayleigh-taylor, FILE.


This manual page documents briefly the shapes command.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
-z, --zextrude
Shape file contains z coordinate.
-n N, --number=N
Set number of points for polar surfaces (default is 100).
-o, --open
Generate open surfaces.
-d R, --dr=R
Set inner radius for star to R (default is 0.15).
-r R, --ratio=R
Ratio x/y of the ellipse (default is 1).
-v, --url=URL
Display surface statistics.
-h, --help
Display the help and exit.


shapes was written by Stephane Popinet <>.

This manual page was written by Ruben Molina <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

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