cxxfilt - Demangle [C+] and Java symbols.
[--help] [--version] [symbol...]
The [C+] and Java languages provides function overloading, which means
that you can write many functions with the same name (providing each
takes parameters of different types). All [C+] and Java function names
are encoded into a low-level assembly label (this process is known as
mangling). The c++filt
program does the inverse mapping: it decodes (demangles) low-level
names into user-level names so that the linker can keep these overloaded
functions from clashing.
Every alphanumeric word (consisting of letters, digits, underscores,
dollars, or periods) seen in the input is a potential label. If the
label decodes into a [C+] name, the [C+] name replaces the low-level
name in the output.
You can use c++filt to decipher individual symbols:
If no symbol arguments are given, c++filt reads symbol
names from the standard input and writes the demangled names to the
standard output. All results are printed on the standard output.
- On some systems, both the C and [C+] compilers put an underscore in front
of every name. For example, the C name [C`]foo[C'] gets the low-level
name [C`]_foo[C']. This option removes the initial underscore. Whether
c++filt removes the underscore by default is target dependent.
- Prints demangled names using Java syntax. The default is to use [C+]
- Do not remove the initial underscore.
- -s format
- GNU nm can decode three different methods of mangling, used by
different [C+] compilers. The argument to this option selects which
method it uses:
the one used by the GNU compiler (the default method)
the one used by the Lucid compiler
the one specified by the [C+] Annotated Reference Manual
the one used by the HP compiler
the one used by the EDG compiler
the one used by the GNU compiler with the new ABI.
- Print a summary of the options to c++filt and exit.
- Print the version number of c++filt and exit.
- MS-DOS does not allow [C`]+[C'] characters in file names, so on
MS-DOS this program is named cxxfilt.
the Info entries for binutils.
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