ABILINT(1)                       Libabigail                       ABILINT(1)

NAME         top

       abilint - validate an abigail ABI representation

       abilint  parses the native XML representation of an ABI as emitted by
       abidw.  Once it has parsed the XML representation of the ABI, abilint
       builds and in-memory model from it.  It then tries to save it back to
       an XML form, to standard output.  If that read-write  operation  suc‐
       ceeds chances are the input XML ABI representation is meaningful.

       Note  that  the  main intent of this tool to help debugging issues in
       the underlying Libabigail library.

       Note also that abilint can also read an ELF  input  file,  build  the
       in-memory  model  for its ABI, and serialize that model back into XML
       to standard output.  In that case, the ELF input file must be  accom‐
       panied with its debug information in the DWARF format.

INVOCATION         top

          abilint [options] [<abi-file1>]

OPTIONS         top

          · --help

            Display a short help message and exits.

          · --version | -v

            Display the version of the program and exit.

          · --debug-info-dir <path>

            When reading an ELF input file which debug information is split
            out into a separate file, this options tells abilint where to
            find that separate debug information file.

            Note that path must point to the root directory under which the
            debug information is arranged in a tree-like manner.  Under Red
            Hat based systems, that directory is usually

            Note also that this option is not mandatory for split debug
            information installed by your system's package manager because
            then abidiff knows where to find it.

          · --diff

            For XML inputs, perform a text diff between the input and the
            memory model saved back to disk.  This can help to spot issues
            in the handling of the XML format by the underlying Libabigail

          · --noout

            Do not display anything on standard output.  The return code of
            the command is the only way to know if the command succeeded.

          · --suppressions | suppr <path-to-suppression-specifications-file>

            Use a suppression specification file located at
            path-to-suppression-specifications-file.  Note that this option
            can appear multiple times on the command line.  In that case,
            all of the provided suppression specification files are taken
            into account.  ABI artifacts matched by the suppression
            specifications are suppressed from the output of this tool.

          · --headers-dir | --hd <headers-directory-path-1>

            Specifies where to find the public headers of the first shared
            library that the tool has to consider.  The tool will thus
            filter out types that are not defined in public headers.

          · --stdin | --

            Read the input content from standard input.

          · --tu

            Expect the input XML to represent a single translation unit.

AUTHOR         top

       Dodji Seketeli

COPYRIGHT         top

       2014-2016, Red Hat, Inc.

COLOPHON         top

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                                May 09, 2019                      ABILINT(1)