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       abilint - validate an abigail ABI representation

       abilint  parses  the native XML representation of an ABI as emitted by abidw.  Once it has
       parsed the XML representation of the ABI, abilint builds and in-memory model from it.   It
       then  tries  to  save  it  back  to  an  XML form, to standard output.  If that read-write
       operation succeeds chances are the input XML ABI representation is meaningful.

       Note that the main intent of  this  tool  to  help  debugging  issues  in  the  underlying
       Libabigail library.

       Note  also that abilint can also read an ELF input file, build the in-memory model for its
       ABI, and serialize that model back into XML to standard output.  In  that  case,  the  ELF
       input file must be accompanied with its debug information in the DWARF format.


          abilint [options] [<abi-file1>]


          · --help

            Display a short help message and exits.

          · --version | -v

            Display the version of the program and exit.

          · --debug-info-dir <path>

            When  reading  an ELF input file which debug information is split out into a separate
            file, this options tells abilint where to find that separate debug information file.

            Note that path must point to the root directory under which the debug information  is
            arranged  in  a  tree-like  manner.   Under  Red Hat based systems, that directory is
            usually <root>/usr/lib/debug.

            Note also that this option is not mandatory for split debug information installed  by
            your system's package manager because then abidiff knows where to find it.

          · --diff

            For XML inputs, perform a text diff between the input and the memory model saved back
            to disk.  This can help to spot issues in the handling  of  the  XML  format  by  the
            underlying Libabigail library.

          · --noout

            Do  not  display  anything on standard output.  The return code of the command is the
            only way to know if the command succeeded.

          · --stdin | --

            Read the input content from standard input.

          · --tu

            Expect the input XML to represent a single translation unit.


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                                          March 10, 2016                               ABILINT(1)