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ebrowse − create a class hierarchy database


ebrowse [options] [FILES...]


This manual page documents briefly the ebrowse command. Full documentation is available in the GNU Info format.

ebrowse is used to create the database used by the class browser in Emacs.


The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes ("−").
−a, −−append

append output to existing file

−f, −−files=FILES

read input file names from FILE

−I, −−search-path=LIST

set search path for input files

−m, −−min-regexp-length=N

set minimum regexp length to N

−M, −−max-regexp-length=N

set maximum regexp length to N

−n, −−no-nested-classes

exclude nested classes

−o, −−output-file=FILE

set output file name to FILE

−p, −−position-info

print info about position in file

−s, −−no-structs-or-unions

don’t record structs or unions

−v, −−verbose

be verbose

−V, −−very-verbose

be very verbose

−x, −−no-regexps

don’t record regular expressions


display this help


display version info


emacs(1), etags(1), and the full documentation for ebrowse which is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and ebrowse programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info ebrowse

should give you access to the complete manual.


Ebrowse was written by Gerd Moellmann.


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