cmake-gui man page

cmake-gui — CMake GUI Command-Line Reference

Synopsis

cmake-gui [<options>]
cmake-gui [<options>] (<path-to-source> | <path-to-existing-build>)

Description

The "cmake-gui" executable is the CMake GUI. Project configuration settings may be specified interactively. Brief instructions are provided at the bottom of the window when the program is running.

CMake is a cross-platform build system generator. Projects specify their build process with platform-independent CMake listfiles included in each directory of a source tree with the name CMakeLists.txt. Users build a project by using CMake to generate a build system for a native tool on their platform.

Options

--help,-help,-usage,-h,-H,/?
Print usage information and exit.

Usage describes the basic command line interface and its options.
--version,-version,/V [<f>]
Show program name/version banner and exit.

If a file is specified, the version is written into it. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-full [<f>]
Print all help manuals and exit.

All manuals are printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-manual <man> [<f>]
Print one help manual and exit.

The specified manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-manual-list [<f>]
List help manuals available and exit.

The list contains all manuals for which help may be obtained by using the --help-manual option followed by a manual name. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-command <cmd> [<f>]
Print help for one command and exit.

The cmake-commands(7) manual entry for <cmd> is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-command-list [<f>]
List commands with help available and exit.

The list contains all commands for which help may be obtained by using the --help-command option followed by a command name. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-commands [<f>]
Print cmake-commands manual and exit.

The cmake-commands(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-module <mod> [<f>]
Print help for one module and exit.

The cmake-modules(7) manual entry for <mod> is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-module-list [<f>]
List modules with help available and exit.

The list contains all modules for which help may be obtained by using the --help-module option followed by a module name. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-modules [<f>]
Print cmake-modules manual and exit.

The cmake-modules(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-policy <cmp> [<f>]
Print help for one policy and exit.

The cmake-policies(7) manual entry for <cmp> is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-policy-list [<f>]
List policies with help available and exit.

The list contains all policies for which help may be obtained by using the --help-policy option followed by a policy name. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-policies [<f>]
Print cmake-policies manual and exit.

The cmake-policies(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-property <prop> [<f>]
Print help for one property and exit.

The cmake-properties(7) manual entries for <prop> are printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-property-list [<f>]
List properties with help available and exit.

The list contains all properties for which help may be obtained by using the --help-property option followed by a property name. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-properties [<f>]
Print cmake-properties manual and exit.

The cmake-properties(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-variable <var> [<f>]
Print help for one variable and exit.

The cmake-variables(7) manual entry for <var> is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-variable-list [<f>]
List variables with help available and exit.

The list contains all variables for which help may be obtained by using the --help-variable option followed by a variable name. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.
--help-variables [<f>]
Print cmake-variables manual and exit.

The cmake-variables(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The help is printed to a named <f>ile if given.

See Also

The following resources are available to get help using CMake:

Home Page
https://cmake.org

The primary starting point for learning about CMake.
Frequently Asked Questions
https://cmake.org/Wiki/CMake_FAQ

A Wiki is provided containing answers to frequently asked questions.
Online Documentation
https://cmake.org/documentation

Links to available documentation may be found on this web page.
Mailing List
https://cmake.org/mailing-lists

For help and discussion about using cmake, a mailing list is provided at cmake@cmake.org. The list is member-post-only but one may sign up on the CMake web page. Please first read the full documentation at https://cmake.org before posting questions to the list.

Referenced By

cmake-commands(7), cmake-generators(7), cmake-variables(7).

Dec 01, 2016 3.7.1 CMake