Thats beautiful :-)


On 1 June 2016 at 03:56, Gerd Knops <> wrote:
%!PS-Adobe-3.1 EPSF-3.0
%%BoundingBox: 0 0 10 10
0 0 moveto
0 10 rlineto
10 0 rlineto
0 -10 rlineto
0.1 0.4 0.7 setrgbcolor

On May 31, 2016, at 21:20, Carpii UK <> wrote:

Had a couple of hours spare today, so set about trying to see how I could generate an eps file from script (bash/PHP)

Saving a 10*10 flat color eps from Illustrator resulted in a 400k file. As Allan says, much of it will be boilerplate and error handling, but either way, its not practical to strip that down to a barebone vector eps.

Looking at the other software tools I had available, it seems many of them don't actually create a true vector image, but simply embed a rasterised bitmap inside an EPS wrapper (in which case it offers none of the advantages of EPS, as we may aswell revert to PNG).

Can anyone recommend some tools which are able to produce small eps files, but are still actually vectors?

Playing with ImageMagick at the moment, but Im not yet convinced thats not rasterising the end result also

On 31 May 2016 at 15:56, Jacob Carlborg <> wrote:
On 2016-05-31 15:12, Allan Odgaard wrote:

You need to also close stdout/err, example:

     pid = fork do
       STDOUT.reopen(open('/dev/null', 'w'))
       STDERR.reopen(open('/dev/null', 'w'))

       sleep 5

Ah, that worked. Thanks.

/Jacob Carlborg

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