c99 -- standard C language compiler
c99 [-cEgs] [-D name[=value]] ... [-I directory ...] [-L directory ...]
[-o outfile] [-O optlevel] [-U name ...] operand ...
This is the name of the C language compiler as required by the IEEE Std
1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'') standard.
The c99 compiler accepts the following options:
-c Suppress the link-edit phase of the compilation, and do not
remove any object files that are produced.
Define name as if by a C-language #define directive. If no
``=value'' is given, a value of 1 will be used. Note that in
order to request a translation as specified by IEEE Std
1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1''), you need to define
_POSIX_C_SOURCE=200112L either in the source or using this
option. The -D option has lower precedence than the -U option.
That is, if name is used in both a -U and a -D option, name will
be undefined regardless of the order of the options. The -D
option may be specified more than once.
-E Copy C-language source files to the standard output, expanding
all preprocessor directives; no compilation will be performed.
-g Produce symbolic information in the object or executable files.
Change the algorithm for searching for headers whose names are
not absolute pathnames to look in the directory named by the
directory pathname before looking in the usual places. Thus,
headers whose names are enclosed in double-quotes ("") will be
searched for first in the directory of the file with the #include
line, then in directories named in -I options, and last in the
usual places. For headers whose names are enclosed in angle
brackets (<>), the header will be searched for only in directories
named in -I options and then in the usual places. Directories
named in -I options shall be searched in the order specified.
The -I option may be specified more than once.
Change the algorithm of searching for the libraries named in the
-l objects to look in the directory named by the directory pathname
before looking in the usual places. Directories named in -L
options will be searched in the order specified. The -L option
may be specified more than once.
Use the pathname outfile, instead of the default a.out, for the
executable file produced.
If optlevel is zero, disable all optimizations. Otherwise,
enable optimizations at the specified level.
-s Produce object and/or executable files from which symbolic and
other information not required for proper execution has been
Remove any initial definition of name. The -U option may be
specified more than once.
An operand is either in the form of a pathname or the form -l library.
At least one operand of the pathname form needs to be specified. Supported
operands are of the form:
file.c A C-language source file to be compiled and optionally
linked. The operand must be of this form if the -c
option is used.
file.a A library of object files, as produced by ar(1), passed
directly to the link editor.
file.o An object file produced by c99 -c, and passed directly
to the link editor.
-l library Search the library named liblibrary.a. A library will
be searched when its name is encountered, so the placement
of a -l operand is significant.
ar(1), c89(1), cc(1)
The c99 utility interface conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
Since it is a wrapper around GCC, it is limited to the C99 features that
GCC actually implements. See http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-3.1/c99status.html.
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