Trace files can be opened either on the command line or from within Trev. In both cases it is possible to open several traces at once. In this case trev will add Next File, Previous File and Goto File buttons to allow quick navigation between traces.
On the command line, this is simply done by specifying several files. With the "Open" dialogue from within trev multiple files may be selected by dragging with the left mouse button or using shift+left button and control+left button to extend regions or to toggle loading of individual files.
-ABI, -ALF, -EXP, -SCF, -PLN, -Any
-editscfallows writing to SCF files.
To open a trace file select the "Open..." command from the File menu. This brings up a file browser from where the trace name can be selected.See section File Browser. The format of the trace file should be selected from the row of Format buttons. Currently these are 'ABI', 'ALF', Experiment File (see section Experiment File), 'SCF' (see section SCF File), plain ASCII text or 'any' in which case the program attempts to establish the file format from information contained within the trace file. Opening an experiment file opens the trace file named within the experiment file. Double clicking on the trace name will open this trace file.
If a trace file is already open, it is closed before the new one is opened. If the previous trace has been edited, but not saved, a dialogue box is displayed, asking if you wish to save the file before loading a new file. Selecting "Yes" will automatically save the file to its current filename. Selecting "No" will discard any changes that have been made.