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CFLOW(1)		    General Commands Manual		      CFLOW(1)

       cflow - print a function	call hierarchy

       cflow [-Aagivx] [-d n] [-w n] [-r name] [cpp-opts] files

       The cflow command reads files as	program	source and attempts to print a
       graph of	the program's function call hierarchy to the standard  output.
       Called  functions are indented with respect to their calling functions,
       and printed only	once, in the order they	occur.

       The first reference to function func is printed with the	 name  of  the
       file and	line number where it is	defined, e.g.,

	      func {file.c n}.

       Subsequent references are printed as:

	      func ... {mm},

       where  mm  is  the line number in  the graph of func's first reference.
       Global variable references appear (if invoked with the -v option) as:

	      var {v file.c n}.

       External	functions and variables	are printed with a null	source,	i.e.,

	      func {}.

       An ellipsis precedes the	name of	a function called recursively, e.g.,

	       ... func	... {mm}

       -a	 Print a separate call graph for each function.

       -A	 Eliminate ansi	keywords

       -P	 Eliminate POSIX keywords

       -d nn	 Print the call	graph to at most depth nn.

       -g	 Add to	the list of C keywords GNU CC keywords.

       -i	 Print an inverted graph of depth 2, i.e.,  for	each  function
		 (or  variable	if  used  with the -v option), print a list of
		 functions which call it.

       -r name	 Print a call graph with function or variable name as root (in
		 the  case  of	a variable, this only makes sense if used with
		 the -i	option).  This option may be repeated.

       -v	 Print references to global variables.	Only  functions	 calls
		 are printed by	default.

       -x	 Print	each  sub-graph	 in  full.  This overrides the default
		 format	where subsequent references  are  abbreviated  as  de-
		 scribed above.

       -Dmacro or -Umacro or -Idir
		 Invoke	 cpp  with  the	 corresponding options.	 If there is a
		 makefile, then	the command make -n should indicate the	proper
		 flags to invoke cflow with.

       -X	 eliminate  header  files (empty files are made	to a temporary
		 location).  This often	makes better results occur.  Files  to
		 look at eliminating are:

       -V	 Echo commands as they are being executed.

       The  graph  printing  command prcg is essentially the one in M. M. Tay-
       lor's calls(1) as posted	to the Usenet newsgroup	comp.sources.unix.   A
       new  parser,  prcc,  is	based  on Steven Kirkendall's ctags(1) command
       which is	distributed with the vi-clone elvis(1).
       Marty Leisner ( got this working on SunOS and
       Linux, and added	a plethora of options to cflow;	rewriting cflow	to use

       Uses $CPP, which	is normally $CC	-E.  If	$CC is not define, use gcc.
       PRCG is defaulted to be the prcg	program.
       PRCC is defaulted to be the prcc	program.

       Sometimes redefine CPP as cat will produce output if you	see known.

       An extern variable declaration is  overridden  by  an  actual  (global)
       variable	 declaration.	A complaint is written to stderr whether there
       is a conflict or	not.

       Function	parameters are ignored.	 If these parameters share  the	 names
       of  global  variables, then references to them are  flagged as external

       The static qualifier is ignored.	 Only the first	definition of a	 func-
       tion or variable	is recognized.

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