This tool is intended to pretty print parameterised Boolean equation systems in a human readable form. It has an option to print a PBES in internal aterm format, but this is for deep debugging purposes only. To convert the obtained textual PBES back to the aterm-encoded format that is used by other tools, one can use the tool txt2pbes. When the argument for the output location is omitted, the tool prints to stdout. When both the arguments for input and output locations are omitted, the tool reads from stdin and writes to stdout.

Manual page for pbespp


pbespp   [OPTION]... [INFILE [OUTFILE]]


Print the PBES in INFILE to OUTFILE in a human readable format. If OUTFILE is not present, stdout is used. If INFILE is not present, stdin is used.

Command line options

-fFORMAT , --formatFORMAT

print the PBES in the specified FORMAT:


a PBES specification


a textual ATerm representation of the internal format

-p , --pfnf-printer

format the output according to the structure of PFNF (only has an effect when printing a PBES in PFNF to text)


append timing measurements to FILE. Measurements are written to standard error if no FILE is provided

Standard options

-q , --quiet

do not display warning messages

-v , --verbose

display short intermediate messages

-d , --debug

display detailed intermediate messages


display intermediate messages up to and including level

-h , --help

display help information


display version information


Aad Mathijssen and Jeroen Keiren