abi-tracker man page

abi-tracker — manual page for abi-tracker 1.9



ABI Tracker (abi-tracker) Visualize ABI changes timeline of a C/C++ software library


ABI Tracker is a tool to visualize ABI changes timeline of a C/C++ software library.

The tool is intended for developers of software libraries and Linux maintainers who are interested in ensuring backward binary compatibility, i.e. allow old applications to run with newer library versions.

This tool is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GPLv2.0+ or LGPLv2.1+.


abi-tracker [options] [profile]


abi-tracker -build profile.json

Information Options


Print this help.


Print the tool version (1.9) and don't do anything else.

General Options


Build reports.


Re-build reports.

-v NUM

Select only one particular version of the library to create reports for.

-t|-target TYPE

Select type of the reports to build:

abidump abireport headersdiff pkgdiff changelog soname date


Remove all reports.


Create list of all tested libraries.


Enable this option if you've changed filter of checked symbols in the library (skipped types, skipped functions, etc.).

-deploy DIR

Copy all reports and css to DIR.


Enable debug messages.


abi-tracker 1.9 October 2016