gnatcheck - The GNAT rule checking tool
gnatcheck [OPTION]... filename [-cargs gcc_switches] [-rules
gnatcheck [OPTION]... -files=filename [-cargs gcc_switches] [-rules
gnatcheck checks the conformance of Ada source text with rules and
produces a report file for later analysis as well as on standard
In the first form, gnatcheck examines the specified Ada source files
(wildcards are allowed).
In the second form, gnatcheck examines the Ada source files listed in
the specified file.
gnatcheck is an ASIS application developed on top of the ASIS
implementation for GNAT. As such, it reads tree files (*.adt) produced
by the compiler to accomplish its goals, and invokes gnatgcc for this.
-a Process RTL units.
Pass gcc_switches to GCC when producing the tree files.
-d Debug mode.
-dd Progress indicator mode, for use in the GNAT Programming Studio.
-h Print the list of built-in rules.
-l Full source location chains in report file.
-q Quiet mode: do not report detections on standard output.
rule_switches can be any combination of the following:
Read rule options from file
+ALL Turn all rules on.
-ALL Turn all rules off.
Turn the specified rule on, passing it optional
Turn the specified rule off.
Turn off some of the checks for the specified rule.
rule_id is any of the rules listed with the -h option.
-s Short form of the report file.
-sn Include only section n (n in 1 .. 3) in the report file.
-v Verbose mode.
gnatcheck was written by AdaCore (http://www.adacore.com).
This manual page was written by Ludovic Brenta <ludovic@ludovic-
brenta.org> for the Debian project, from information in the sources of
gnatcheck is Copyright (c) 2004-2007 AdaCore
This manual page is Copyright (C) 2008 Ludovic Brenta <ludovic@ludovic-
asistant(1), gnat(1), gnatelim(1), gnatmetric(1), gnatpp(1)
The full documentation for gnatcheck in /usr/share/doc/asis-
info asis_ug ASIS-for-GNAT User’s Guide
info asis_rm ASIS-for-GNAT Reference Manual