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Compilation tools command-line option rules

You can use command-line options to control many aspects of the compilation tools' operation. There are rules that apply to each tool.

armclang option rules

armclang follows the same syntax rules as GCC. Some options are preceded by a single dash -, others by a double dash --. Some options require an = character between the option and the argument, others require a space character.

armasm, armar, armlink, and fromelf command-line syntax rules

The following rules apply, depending on the type of option:

Single-letter options

All single-letter options, including single-letter options with arguments, are preceded by a single dash -. You can use a space between the option and the argument, or the argument can immediately follow the option. For example:

armar -r -a obj1.o mylib.a obj2.o

armar -r -aobj1.o mylib.a obj2.o

Keyword options

All keyword options, including keyword options with arguments, are preceded by a double dash --. An = or space character is required between the option and the argument. For example:

armlink myfile.o --cpu=list

armlink myfile.o --cpu list

Command-line syntax rules common to all tools

To compile files with names starting with a dash, use the POSIX option -- to specify that all subsequent arguments are treated as filenames, not as command switches. For example, to link a file named -ifile_1, use:

armlink -- -ifile_1

In some Unix shells, you might have to include quotes when using arguments to some command-line options, for example:

armlink obj1.o --keep='s.o(vect)'
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