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Gprbuild is a command line tool used for building software projects written in the Ada programming language. It is part of the GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) suite of tools, which is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Ada development.

  1. Gprbuild is widely used by Ada programmers to compile, link, and build their applications.
  2. It utilizes a project file, usually with a .gpr extension, to define the project's structure and dependencies.
  3. The project file specifies the source files, compiler options, linker flags, and other build configuration details.
  4. Gprbuild allows developers to build projects incrementally, where only necessary source files are recompiled.
  5. It supports different build modes, such as "debug" and "release," allowing developers to build variations of their applications.
  6. Gprbuild can generate detailed build logs that provide information about the compilation process, including any errors or warnings encountered.
  7. It supports build customization through the use of configuration files, enabling different build scenarios without modifying the project file.
  8. Gprbuild can handle complex Ada project structures, including multi-language projects with Ada as the main language.
  9. It integrates well with other tools in the GNAT Programming Studio, such as the GPS IDE, providing a seamless development experience for Ada programmers.
  10. Gprbuild is portable and works on various operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux.

List of commands for gprbuild:

  • gprbuild:tldr:682b7 gprbuild: Build a project (assuming only one `*.gpr` file exists in the current directory).
    $ gprbuild
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  • gprbuild:tldr:68af0 gprbuild: Build a specific [P]roject file.
    $ gprbuild -P${project_name}
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