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protoc

compile protocol buffer description files

Synopsis

protoc [--cpp_out=OUT_DIR] [--java_out=OUT_DIR] [--python_out=OUT_DIR] [-IPATH --proto-path=PATH] PROTO_FILE

protoc {-h | --help}

protoc --version


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protoc --python_out=./ message.proto
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protoc --java_out=../ $1
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protoc --java_out=../../../ $1
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protoc --go_out=. sal.proto
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protoc --go_out=. ohhai.proto
protoc --go_out=. filesystem.proto
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protoc --go_out=. proto.proto
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protoc *.proto --cpp_out=.
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protoc --go_out=. server.proto
protoc --go_out=. client.proto
protoc --python_out=../ client.proto
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protoc --cpp_out=../ ./Docs.proto Messages.proto

description

protoc is a compiler for protocol buffers definitions files. It can can generate C++, Java and Python source code for the classes defined in PROTO_FILE.

options

-IPATH, --proto_path=PATH

Specify the directory in which to search for imports. May be specified multiple times; directories will be searched in order. If not given, the current working directory is used.

--cpp_out=OUT_DIR

Enable generation of C++ bindings and store them in OUT_DIR.

--java_out=OUT_DIR

Enable generation of Java bindings and store them in OUT_DIR.

--python_out=OUT_DIR

Enable generation of Python bindings and store them in OUT_DIR.

-h, --help

Show summary of options.

--version

Show version of program.

Note that at least one of the --cpp_out, --java_out and --python_out options must be given (otherwise the program has nothing to do). It's also possible to specify more than one.

copyright

Copyright © 2007 Iustin Pop

This manual page was written for the Debian system (but may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


bugs

The program currently exits with code 255 for all errors, which makes it hard to differentiante from scripts the actual error.

The upstreams BTS can be found at http://code.google.com/p/protobuf/issues/list.


see also

More documentation about protocol buffers syntax and APIs is available online at http://code.google.com/apis/protocolbuffers/docs/overview.html.


author

Iustin Pop <iusty[:at:]k1024[:dot:]org>

Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.

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