This tool can read parameterised Boolean equation systems in textual format and store them in the aterm format that is used by most of the tools. This tool performs the inverse operation of pbespp. 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.



txt2pbes   [OPTION]... [INFILE [OUTFILE]]


Parse the textual description of a PBES from INFILE and write it to OUTFILE. If INFILE is not present, stdin is used. If OUTFILE is not present, stdout is used.

Command line options

-n , --normalize

normalization is applied, i.e. negations and implications are eliminated.


use output format FORMAT:


BES in internal format


PBES in internal format


BES in PGSolver format


PBES in textual (mCRL2) format


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 log messages

-d , --debug

display detailed log messages


display log messages up to and including level; either warn, verbose, debug or trace

-h , --help

display help information


display version information


display help information, including hidden and experimental options


Aad Mathijssen, Wieger Wesselink