c++filt


SYNOPSIS
       c++filt [-_|--strip-underscores]
               [-n|--no-strip-underscores]
               [-p|--no-params]
               [-t|--types]
               [-i|--no-verbose]
               [-s format|--format=format]
               [--help]  [--version]  [symbol...]

DESCRIPTION
       The C++ and Java languages provide function overloading, which means
       that you can write many functions with the same name, providing that
       each function takes parameters of different types.  In order to be able
       to distinguish these similarly named functions C++ and Java encode them
       into a low-level assembler name which uniquely identifies each
       different version.  This process is known as mangling. The c++filt [1]
       program does the inverse mapping: it decodes (demangles) low-level
       names into user-level names so that they can be read.

       Every alphanumeric word (consisting of letters, digits, underscores,
       dollars, or periods) seen in the input is a potential mangled name.  If
       the name decodes into a C++ name, the C++ name replaces the low-level
       name in the output, otherwise the original word is output.  In this way
       you can pass an entire assembler source file, containing mangled names,
       through c++filt and see the same source file containing demangled
       names.

       You can also use c++filt to decipher individual symbols by passing them
       on the command line:

               c++filt <symbol>

       If no symbol arguments are given, c++filt reads symbol names from the
       standard input instead.  All the results are printed on the standard
       output.  The difference between reading names from the command line
       versus reading names from the standard input is that command line
       arguments are expected to be just mangled names and no checking is
       performed to separate them from surrounding text.  Thus for example:

               c++filt -n _Z1fv

       will work and demangle the name to "f()" whereas:

               c++filt -n _Z1fv,

       will not work.  (Note the extra comma at the end of the mangled name
       which makes it invalid).  This command however will work:

               echo _Z1fv, | c++filt -n

       and will display "f(),", i.e., the demangled name followed by a
       trailing comma.  This behaviour is because when the names are read from
       the standard input it is expected that they might be part of an
           dependent.

       -n
       --no-strip-underscores
           Do not remove the initial underscore.

       -p
       --no-params
           When demangling the name of a function, do not display the types of
           the function's parameters.

       -t
       --types
           Attempt to demangle types as well as function names.  This is
           disabled by default since mangled types are normally only used
           internally in the compiler, and they can be confused with non-
           mangled names.  For example, a function called "a" treated as a
           mangled type name would be demangled to "signed char".

       -i
       --no-verbose
           Do not include implementation details (if any) in the demangled
           output.

       -s format
       --format=format
           c++filt can decode various methods of mangling, used by different
           compilers.  The argument to this option selects which method it
           uses:

           "auto"
               Automatic selection based on executable (the default method)

           "gnu"
               the one used by the GNU C++ compiler (g++)

           "lucid"
               the one used by the Lucid compiler (lcc)

           "arm"
               the one specified by the C++ Annotated Reference Manual

           "hp"
               the one used by the HP compiler (aCC)

           "edg"
               the one used by the EDG compiler

           "gnu-v3"
               the one used by the GNU C++ compiler (g++) with the V3 ABI.

           "java"
               the one used by the GNU Java compiler (gcj)

           cannot be read, then the option will be treated literally, and not
           removed.

           Options in file are separated by whitespace.  A whitespace
           character may be included in an option by surrounding the entire
           option in either single or double quotes.  Any character (including
           a backslash) may be included by prefixing the character to be
           included with a backslash.  The file may itself contain additional
           @file options; any such options will be processed recursively.

FOOTNOTES
       1.  MS-DOS does not allow "+" characters in file names, so on MS-DOS
           this program is named CXXFILT.

SEE ALSO
       the Info entries for binutils.

COPYRIGHT
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       2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
       Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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       any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no
       Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover
       Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU
       Free Documentation License".



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