DVT SystemVerilog IDE User Guide
Rev. 19.1.17, 17 May 2019

4.11 Including Other Argument Files

You can include other argument files with -f, -F or -file:

-f /path/to/argument/file.f

The -f and -file directives are equivalent, except for the vcs compatibility mode. In the vcs compatibility mode Strings are handled differently when using -f or -file.

The behavior of -F is not consistent across simulators, so DVT treats it according to the compatibility mode:

dvt, vcs

when analyzing the contents of the included argument file, all relative paths are resolved as relative to the parent directory of the argument file; in other words, this is equivalent to changing the compilation root to be the parent directory of the argument file


relative paths are solved like in dvt and vcs modes, except:

  • for -v, -y and +incdir directives, if solving relative paths to the argument file parent fails, they are solved relative to the compilation root

  • for -f directives, relative paths are always solved as relative to the compilation root


the directive is disregarded