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       protoc - compile protocol buffer description files


       protoc [--cpp_out=OUT_DIR] [--java_out=OUT_DIR] [--python_out=OUT_DIR]
              [-IPATH | --proto_path=PATH] PROTO_FILE

       protoc {-h | --help}

       protoc --version


       protoc is a compiler for protocol buffers definitions files. It can can generate C++, Java
       and Python source code for the classes defined in PROTO_FILE.


       -IPATH, --proto_path=PATH
           Specify the directory in which to search for imports. May be specified multiple times;
           directories will be searched in order. If not given, the current working directory is

           Enable generation of C++ bindings and store them in OUT_DIR.

           Enable generation of Java bindings and store them in OUT_DIR.

           Enable generation of Python bindings and store them in OUT_DIR.

       -h, --help
           Show summary of options.

           Show version of program.

       Note that at least one of the --cpp_out, --java_out and --python_out options must be given
       (otherwise the program has nothing to do). It's also possible to specify more than one.


       The program currently exits with code 255 for all errors, which makes it hard to
       differentiante from scripts the actual error.

       The upstreams BTS can be found at


       More documentation about protocol buffers syntax and APIs is available online at


       Iustin Pop <>
           Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


       Copyright © 2007 Iustin Pop

       This manual page was written for the Debian system (but may be used by others).

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published
       by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in