Sourcing a Tcl Script - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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A Tcl script can be sourced from either one of the command-line options or from the GUI. Within the Vivado Integrated Design Environment (IDE) you can source a Tcl script from Tools > Run Tcl Script.

You can source a Tcl script from a Tcl command-line option:
source <file_name>

When you invoke a Tcl script from the Vivado IDE, a progress bar is displayed and all operations in the IDE are blocked until the scripts completes.

There is no way to interrupt script execution during run time; consequently, standard OS methods of killing a process must be used to force interruption of the tool. If the process is killed, you lose any work done since your last save.

Typing help source in the Tcl console will provide additional information regarding the source command.