jflex man page

jflex — a lexical analyzer generator (also known as scanner generator) for Java

Synopsis

jflex <options> <input-files>

Description

JFlex is a lexical analyzer generator (also known as scanner generator) for Java(tm), written in Java(tm). It is also a rewrite of the very useful tool JLex. JFlex is designed to work together with the LALR parser generator CUP, and the Java modification of Berkeley Yacc BYacc/J. It can also be used together with other parser generators like ANTLR or as a standalone tool.

Options

-d <directory>
write generated file to <directory>
--skel <file>
use external skeleton <file>
--switch, --table, --pack
set default code generation method
--jlex
strict JLex compatibility
--nomin
skip minimization step
--nobak
don't create backup files
--dump
display transition tables
--dot
write graphviz .dot files for the generated automata (alpha)
--verbose, -v
display generation progress messages (default)
--quiet, -q
display errors only
--time
display generation time statistics
--version
print the version number of this copy of jflex
--info
print system + JDK information
--help, -h
print this message

Author

This manual page was written by Wolfgang Baer <WBaer@gmx.de>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

Info

October 2005