bcp - extract subsets of Boost
bcp --list [options] module-list
bcp [options] module-list output-path
bcp --report [options] module-list html-file
Copies all the files, including dependencies, found in module-list to
output-path. output-path must be an existing path.
With --list, prints the list of all the files in module-list, including
With --report, writes the HTML report to html-file.
With --help, prints a quick usage reminder.
It is useful for Boost authors who want to distribute their library
separately from Boost and for Boost users who want to distribute a
subset of Boost with their application.
When the --scan option is not used, a list of Boost files or library
names to copy. It can be:
- The name of a tool: for example "build" will find
- The name of a library: for example "regex".
- The title of a header: for example "scoped_ptr" will find
- The name of a header: for example "scoped_ptr.hpp" will find
- The name of a file: for example "boost/regex.hpp".
When the --scan option is used, a list of (probably non-boost) files to
scan for Boost dependencies, the files in the module list are not
C++ source files are scanned for #includes, all #includes present in
the Boost source tree will then be scanned for their dependencies and
C++ source files are associated with the name of a library, if that
library has source code (and possibly build data), then include that
source in the dependencies.
C++ source files are checked for dependencies on Boost.Test (for
example to see if they use cpp_main as an entry point).
HTML files are scanned for immediate dependencies (images and style
sheets, but not links).
HTML report contains:
- all the licenses in effect, plus the files using each license, and
the copyright holders using each license
- any files with no recognizable license (please report these to the
Boost mailing lists)
- any files with no recognizable copyright holders (please report these
to the Boost mailing lists)
- all the copyright holders and the files on which they hold copyright
- file dependency information - indicates the reason for the inclusion
of any particular file in the dependencies found
sets the location of the Boost tree to path
--scan treat the module list as a list of (possibly non-boost) files to
scan for Boost dependencies
--cvs only copy files under CVS version control
make sure that all copied files use Unix style line endings
bcp scoped_ptr /foo
Copies boost/scoped_ptr.hpp and dependencies to /foo.
bcp boost/regex.hpp /foo
Copies boost/regex.hpp and all dependencies including the regex
source code (in libs/regex/src) and build files (in
libs/regex/build) to /foo. Does not copy the regex
documentation, test or example code.
bcp regex /foo
Copies the full regex lib (in libs/regex) including dependencies
(such as the Boost.Test source required by the regex test
programs) to /foo.
bcp regex config build /foo
Copies the full regex lib (in libs/regex) plus the config lib
(libs/config) and the build system (tools/build) to /foo
including all the dependencies.
bcp --scan --boost=/boost foo.cpp bar.cpp boost
Scans the [non-boost] files foo.cpp and bar.cpp for Boost
dependencies and copies those dependencies to the sub-directory
bcp --report regex.hpp boost-regex-report.html
Creates a HTML report called boost-regex-report.html for the
Boost module regex.hpp.
Author of bcp is John Maddock.
Author of this manpage is Domenico Andreoli, who copied stuff from bcp
--help and the HTML documentation.