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       rootcint - ROOT Dictionary generator


       rootcint header_file[+][-][!] ... [LinkDef.h] > dict_file
       rootcint [-f] dict_file [-c] header_file[+][-][!] ... [LinkDef.h]


       The  rootcint  program  generates  the Streamer(), TBuffer &operator>>() and ShowMembers()
       methods for ROOT classes, i.e.  classes  using  the  ClassDef  and  ClassImp  macros.   In
       addition rootcint can also generate the CINT dictionaries needed in order to get access to
       ones classes via the interpreter.

       rootcint can be used like:

              rootcint TAttAxis.h[-][!] ... [LinkDef.h] > AxisGen.C
              rootcint [-f] [AxDict.C] [-c] TAttAxis.h[-][!] ... [LinkDef.h]

       The difference between the two  is  that  in  the  first  case  only  the  Streamer()  and
       ShowMembers()  methods are generated while in the latter case a  complete compileable file
       is generated (including the include statements). The first method also allows  the  output
       to  be  appended  to  an  already existing file (using >> ). The optional minus behind the
       include file name tells rootcint to not generate the Streamer() method.  A  custom  method
       must  be  provided  by  the  user  in that case. When using option -c also the interpreter
       method interface stubs will be written to the output file ( AxDict.C in the  above  case).
       By default the output file will not be overwritten if it exists. Use the -f (force) option
       to overwite the output file.

       Before specifying the first header file one can also add include file  directories  to  be
       searched and preprocessor defines, like:

              -I$../include -DDebug

       The (optional) file LinkDef.h looks like:

              #ifdef __CINT__

              #pragma link off all globals;
              #pragma link off all classes;
              #pragma link off all functions;

              #pragma link C++ class TAxis;
              #pragma link C++ class TAttAxis-;
              #pragma link C++ class TArrayC-!;

              #pragma link C++ function StrDup;
              #pragma link C++ function operator+(const TString&,const TString&);

              #pragma link C++ global gROOT;
              #pragma link C++ global gEnv;

              #pragma link C++ enum EMessageTypes;


       This file tells rootcint for which classes the method interface stubs should be generated.
       A trailing `-' in the class name tells rootcint to not  generate  the  Streamer()  method.
       This  is  necessary for those classes that need a customized Streamer() method. A trailing
       `!' in the class name tells rootcint to not generate the  operator>>(TBuffer  &b,  MyClass
       *&obj)  method.  This  is necessary to be able to write pointers to objects of classes not
       inheriting from TObject.  When this file is not specified a default version exporting  the
       classes with the names equal to the include files minus the .h is generated.


       1      LinkDef.h must be the last argument on the rootcint command line.

       2      Note  that  the  LinkDef file name MUST contain the string: LinkDef.h or linkdef.h,
              i.e.  NA49_LinkDef.h is fine just like, mylinkdef.h.


       root(1), cint(1)

       rootcint is  documented fully on ROOT web-site


       The ROOT team (see web page above):
              Rene Brun and Fons Rademakers


       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along  with  this
       library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor,
       Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA


       This manual page was written by Christian Holm Christensen <>, for the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).