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cppi — indent the C preprocessor directives in FILE to reflect their nesting


cppi [FILE]
cppi -c [OPTION] [FILE]...


Indent the C preprocessor directives in FILE to reflect their nesting and ensure that there is exactly one space character between each #if, #elif, #define directive and the following token, and write the result to standard output. The number of spaces between the `#' and the following directive must correspond to the level of nesting of that directive. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

-a, --ansi
when checking, fail if text follows #else or #endif
-c, --check
set exit code, but don't produce any output
-l, --list-files-only
don't generate diagnostics about indentation; print to stdout only the names of files that are not properly indented
-m, --max-string-length=LENGTH
fail if there is a double-quoted string longer than LENGTH; if LENGTH is 0 (the default), then there is no limit
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

With the -c option, don't write to stdout. Instead, check the indentation of the specified files giving diagnostics for preprocessor lines that aren't properly indented or are otherwise invalid.

Note that --ansi without --check does not correct the problem of non-ANSI text following #else and #endif directives.

The exit code will be one of these

all directives properly indented
some cpp directive(s) improperly indented, or text follows #else/#endif (enabled with --check --ansi), or a double-quoted string is longer than the specified maximum
#if/#endif mismatch, EOF in comment or string
file (e.g. open/read/write) error

A pragma directive may have its `#' indented.


Written by Jim Meyering.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <bug-cppi@gnu.org>.


March 2013 cppi 1.18 User Commands