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NAME

       g-ir-scanner - extracting C metadata from sources and headers


SYNOPSIS

       g-ir-scanner [OPTION...] FILES...


DESCRIPTION

       g-ir-scanner is a tool which generates GIR XML files by parsing headers
       and introspecting GObject based libraries.  It is usually invoked  dur-
       ing the normal build step for a project and the information is saved to
       disk and later installed, so that language bindings and other  applica-
       tions can use it.  Header files and source files are passed in as argu-
       ments on the command line.  The suffix determines  whether  a  file  be
       treated  as  a source file (.c) or a header file (.h). Currently only C
       based libraries are supported by the scanner.


OPTIONS

       --help Show help options

       --quiet
              If passed, do not print details of normal operation.

       --warn-all
              Display warnings for public API which is not introspectable.

       --warn-error
              Make warnings be fatal errors.

       --format=FORMAT
              This parameters decides which the resulting format will be used.
              The default value is gir.

       --include=NAME
              Add the specified introspection dependency to the scanned names-
              pace.  NAME is of the form NAMESPACE-VERSION, like Gtk-3.0.

       --include-uninstalled=PATH
              Add the specified introspection dependency to the scanned names-
              pace.  This differs from --include in that it takes a file path,
              and does not process the pkg-config dependencies (since they may
              not be installed yet).

       --add-include-path=PATH
              Add  a  directory to the path which the scanner uses to find GIR
              files.  Can be used multiple times to specify multiple  directo-
              ries

       -i, --library=LIBRARY
              Specifies  a  library that will be introspected. This means that
              the *_get_type() functions in it will be called for GObject data
              types.   The  name of the library should not contain the leading
              lib prefix nor the ending shared library suffix.

       -L, --library-path=PATH
              Include this directory  when  searching  for  a  library.   This
              option  can be specified multiple times to include more than one
              directory to look for libraries in.

       -Idirectory
              Include this directory in the list of directories to be searched
              for  header  files.   You  need  to  pass to the scanner all the
              directories you'd normally pass to the compiler when  using  the
              specified source files.

       -n, --namespace=NAME
              The  namespace  name.  This  name  should be capitalized, eg the
              first letter should  be  upper  case.  Examples:  Gtk,  Clutter,
              WebKit.

       --no-libtool
              Disable  usage  of  libtool  for  compiling  stub  introspection
              binary.  Use this if your build system does not require libtool.

       --libtool
              Full  path  to  libtool executable.  Typically used for Automake
              systems.

       --nsversion=VERSION
              The namespace version. For instance 1.0.  This  is  usually  the
              platform version, eg 2.0 for Gtk+, not 2.12.7.

       -p, --program=PROGRAM
              Specifies  a  binary  that will be introspected. This means that
              the *_get_type() functions in it will be called for GObject data
              types.  The binary must be modified to take a --introspect-dump=
              option, and to pass the argument to this function to  g_ireposi-
              tory_dump.

       --program-arg=ARG
              Additional argument to pass to program for introspection.

       --identifier-prefix=PREFIX
              This  option  may be specified multiple times.  Each one gives a
              prefix that will be stripped from all C  identifiers.   If  none
              specified, the namespace will be used.  Eg, an identifier prefix
              of Foo will export the identifier typdef struct _FooBar  FooBar;
              as Foo.Bar.

       --symbol-prefix=PREFIX
              This  option  may be specified multiple times.  Each one gives a
              prefix that will be stripped from all C symbols.  Eg, an  symbol
              prefix  of  foo  will  export the symbol foo_bar_do_something as
              Foo.Bar.do_something.

       --accept-unprefixed
              If specified, the scanner will accept  identifiers  and  symbols
              which  do  not  match  the namespace prefix.  Try to avoid using
              this if possible.

       --output=FILENAME
              Name of the file to output. Normally namespace +  format  exten-
              sion.  Eg, GLib-2.0.gir.

       --pkg=PACKAGE
              List  of  pkg-config  packages  to get compiler and linker flags
              from.  This option can be specified multiple  times  to  include
              flags from several pkg-config packages.

       --pkg-export=PACKAGE
              List  of  pkg-config packages that are provided by the generated
              gir.  This option can be specified multiple  times  if  the  gir
              provides  more  packages.  If not specified, the packages speci-
              fied with --pkg= will be used.

       --verbose
              Be verbose, include some debugging information.


       ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
              The g-ir-scanner uses the XDG_DATA_DIRS variable  to  check  for
              dirs,  the girs are located in XDG_DATA_DIRS/gir-1.0. It is nor-
              mally set on a distribution so you  shouldn't  need  to  set  it
              yourself.

              The  variable  GI_SCANNER_DISABLE_CACHE ensures that the scanner
              will not write cache data to $HOME.


BUGS

       Report bugs at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/ in the  gobject-introspection
       product.


HOMEPAGE and CONTACT

       http://live.gnome.org/GObjectIntrospection


AUTHORS

       Johan Dahlin




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