Useful Tables

In this section, we have tables that contain the command-line switches for the following companion programs:

The Build Program’s Command-Line Switches

Even though the Build program is a shell script, it can use command-line switches just like a program. Table 5-1 lists the current Build command-line switches and describes what each does.

Table 5-1. Build command-line switches

Switch

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Description

-A

5.1.1[3ed]

Show the architecture for the build

-c

5.1.2[3ed]

Clean out an existing object tree

-E

5.1.3[3ed]

Pass environment variables to Build

-f

5.1.4[3ed]

Use an m4 build file in alternative directory

-I

5.1.5[3ed]

Add additional include directories

-L

5.1.6[3ed]

Add additional library directories

-M

5.1.7[3ed]

Show the name of the object directory

-m

5.1.8[3ed]

Show but don’t create the directory

-n

5.1.9[3ed]

Create the directory but don’t compile[a]

-O

5.1.10[3ed]

Specify the path of the object directory

-Q

5.1.11[3ed]

Set prefix for the object directory

-S

5.1.12[3ed]

Skip system-specific configuration

-v

5.1.13[3ed]

Specify the build-variant

[a] The -n switch ...

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