al man page

al, al2 — Mono Assembly Linker

Synopsis

al [option] [source-files]

Description

AL is the Mono assembly linker.

This linker is used to put together assemblies from a collection of modules (.netmodule files), assembly manifest files and resources.

Do not confuse this with the monolinker, which is a tool to reduce the size of assemblies based on the code used.

Use al for processing 1.0 assemblies, use al2 to process 2.0 assemblies.

Options

@<filename>

Read response file for more options.

-algid:<id>

Algorithm used to hash files. The <id> must be specified in hexadecimal.

-base:<addr> | -baseaddress:<addr>

Base address for the library. THIS FEATURE ISN'T IMPLEMENTED.

-bugreport:<filename>

Create a 'Bug Report' file. THIS FEATURE ISN'T IMPLEMENTED.

-comp:<text> | -company:<text>

This inserts the company name into the assembly metadata. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyCompany ("<text>")] attribute into C# source code.

-config:<text> | -configuration:<text>

This inserts the configuration string into the assembly metadata. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyConfiguration ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-copy:<text> | -copyright:<text>

This inserts the copyright message into the assembly metadata. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyCopyright ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-c:<text> | -culture:<text>

This inserts the supported culture into the assembly metadata. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyCulture ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-delay | -delay+ | -delaysign | -delaysign+

The generated assembly will be delay signed.  This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyDelaySignAttribute (true)]  attribute into C# source code.

-delay- | -delaysign-

The generated assembly will be fully signed (i.e. not delay signed). This is the default option when signing (-keyfile or -keyname).

-descr:<text> | -description:<text>

This inserts a description of the assembly into the assembly metadata. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyDescription ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-e:<filename> | -evidence:<filename>

This embed into the assembly the specified file as assembly security evidences.

-fileversion:<version>

Optional Win32 version. This overrides the normal assembly version.

-flags:<flags>

Assembly flags. The <flags> must be specified in hexadecimal.

-fullpaths

Display files using fully-qualified filenames.

-keyf:<filename> | -keyfile:<filename>

Strongname (sign) the output assembly using the key pair present in  the specified strong name key file (snk). A full key pair is required unless the delay signing option is also specified (-delay+). This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyKeyFile ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-keyn:<text> | -keyname:<text>

Strongname (sign) the output assembly using the key pair present in  the specified container. Delay signing isn't supported when using key containers. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyKeyName ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-main:<method>

Specifies the method name of the assembly entry point.

Suppress the startup banner and copyright message.

-out:<filename>

Output file name for the assembly manifest.

-prod:<text> | product:<text>

This inserts the product name into the assembly metadata. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyProduct ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-productv[ersion]:<text>

This inserts the product version into the assembly metadata. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyInformationalVersion ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-t[arget]:<target> | -target=<target>

Valid <target>s are: lib | library to create a library (.dll), exe to create a console executable (.exe), and win | winexe to create a Windows executable (.exe).

-template:<filename>

Specifies an assembly to get default options from.

-title:<text>

This inserts an assembly title into the assembly metadata. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyTitle ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-trade:<text> | -trademark:<text>

This inserts a trademark message into the assembly metadata. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyTrademark ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-v:<version> | -version:<version>

This inserts the assembly version into the assembly metadata. You can use * to auto-generate remaining numbers. This is equivalent to adding the [AssemblyVersion ("<text>")]  attribute into C# source code.

-win32icon:<filename>

Use this icon for the output.

-win32res:<filename>

Specifies the Win32 resource file.

-? | -help

Display information about AL

See Also

sn(1), monolinker(1)

Mailing Lists

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Web Site

Visit: http://www.mono-project.com for details

Referenced By

monolinker(1).