cmake-gui - Man Page

CMake GUI Command-Line Reference

Synopsis

cmake-gui [<options>]
cmake-gui [<options>] <path-to-source | path-to-existing-build>
cmake-gui [<options>] -S <path-to-source> -B <path-to-build>
cmake-gui [<options>] --browse-manual

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

-S <path-to-source>

Path to root directory of the CMake project to build.

-B <path-to-build>

Path to directory which CMake will use as the root of build directory.

If the directory doesn't already exist CMake will make it.

--preset=<preset-name>

Name of the preset to use from the project's presets files, if it has them.

--browse-manual

Open the CMake reference manual in a browser and immediately exit.

-version [<file>], --version [<file>], /V [<file>]

Show program name/version banner and exit. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

-h,  -H,  --help,  -help,  -usage, /?

Print usage information and exit.

Usage describes the basic command line interface and its options.

--help-full [<file>]

Print all help manuals and exit.

All manuals are printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-manual <man> [<file>]

Print one help manual and exit.

The specified manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-manual-list [<file>]

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 output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-command <cmd> [<file>]

Print help for one command and exit.

The cmake-commands(7) manual entry for <cmd> is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-command-list [<file>]

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 output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-commands [<file>]

Print cmake-commands manual and exit.

The cmake-commands(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-module <mod> [<file>]

Print help for one module and exit.

The cmake-modules(7) manual entry for <mod> is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-module-list [<file>]

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 output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-modules [<file>]

Print cmake-modules manual and exit.

The cmake-modules(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-policy <cmp> [<file>]

Print help for one policy and exit.

The cmake-policies(7) manual entry for <cmp> is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-policy-list [<file>]

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 output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-policies [<file>]

Print cmake-policies manual and exit.

The cmake-policies(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-property <prop> [<file>]

Print help for one property and exit.

The cmake-properties(7) manual entries for <prop> are printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-property-list [<file>]

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 output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-properties [<file>]

Print cmake-properties manual and exit.

The cmake-properties(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-variable <var> [<file>]

Print help for one variable and exit.

The cmake-variables(7) manual entry for <var> is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-variable-list [<file>]

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 output is printed to a named <file> if given.

--help-variables [<file>]

Print cmake-variables manual and exit.

The cmake-variables(7) manual is printed in a human-readable text format. The output is printed to a named <file> 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.

Online Documentation and Community Resources

https://cmake.org/documentation

Links to available documentation and community resources may be found on this web page.

Discourse Forum

https://discourse.cmake.org

The Discourse Forum hosts discussion and questions about CMake.

Referenced By

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

Nov 16, 2022 3.25.0 CMake