Chapter 13. Command-Line Reference

Table of Contents

13.1. Basic Invocation
13.2. Variable Definitions
13.3. Informational Options
13.4. Control Options
13.5. Output Options
13.6. Build Options
13.7. General Targets

This chapter presents full detail about how to invoke abuild from the command line. Some of functionality described here is explained in the chapters of Part III, “Advanced Functionality”.

13.1. Basic Invocation

When running abuild, the basic invocation syntax is as follows:

abuild [options] [definitions] [targets]

Options, definitions, and targets may appear in any order. Any argument that starts with a dash (“-”) is treated as an option. Any option of the form VAR=value is considered to be a definition. Anything else is considered to be a target.