How to view DOT file using XDot

Dot is a text format used to describe directed graphs. It is used by Graphviz and other tools that deal with graphs. There are many tools that can be used to view a dot file visually as a directed graph. The simplest of these tools is XDot.

  • It can installed easily:
$ sudo apt install xdot
  • Open any DOT file:
$ xdot

You can zoom in and out on the graph to understand its architecture.

Tried with: xdot 0.4-2 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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