cbp2make(1) code::blocks Makefile generation tool


cbp2make -in <project_file> [-cfg <configuration>] [-out <makefile>] [-unix] [-windows] [-mac] [--all-os] [-targets "<target1>[,<target2>[, ...]]"] [--flat-objects] [--flat-objpath] [--wrap-objects] [--wrap-options] [--with-deps] [--keep-objdir] [--keep-outdir] [--target-case keep|lower|upper] [--macros-case keep|lower|upper] [--quote-path auto|never|always]

cbp2make -list -in <project_file_list> [-cfg <configuration>] [-unix] [-windows] [-mac] [--all-os] [-targets "<target1>[,<target2>[, ...]]"] [--flat-objects] [--flat-objpath] [--wrap-objects] [--wrap-options] [--with-deps] [--keep-objdir] [--keep-outdir] [--target-case keep|lower|upper] [--macros-case keep|lower|upper] [--quote-path auto|never|always]


cbp2make is a stand-alone build tool that allows you to generate makefile(s) for GNU Make out of Code::Blocks IDE project or workspace file.


-in <project_file>
specifies an input file or a list of files;
-cfg <configuration>
specifies a configuration file, see also --local and --global options;
-out <makefile>
specifies the name of a makefile or a list of makefiles;
enables Unix / Linux compatible makefile generation;
enables Windows compatible makefile generation;
enables Macintosh compatible makefile generation;
enables all target platforms at once;
-targets "<target1>[,<target2>[, ...]]"
specifies the only build targets that a makefile will be made for;
forces "flat" names for object files with limited character set;
forces "flat" paths for object files with no subdirectories;
allows to use multiline lists of objects which makes a makefile easier to read;
allows to use multiline macros;
allows a built-in dependency scanner for C/C++ projects;
disables command that erase directories for object files in 'clean' target;
disables command that erase directory for an output binary file in 'clean' target;
--target-case [keep|lower|upper]
specifies style for makefile targets;

Common options:

use configuration from current directory
use configuration from home directory
show project information
hide all messages
display this message
display version information


Some installation- or project-specific options, primarily toolchain settings, can be saved to a configuration file. By default (since rev.110), cbp2make does not save any settings to a configuration file unless the user explicitly specifies the --config option. A configuration file can be either global (stored in user profile / home directory) or local (stored in current directory).

Please, keep in mind that since cbp2make is in early stage of development, an old configuration file may become incompatible with new tool version and it may be necessary to update it manually or initialize a new one.

When cbp2make is invoked, first it tries to load a local configuration file. If a local configuration is missing, next attempt will be to load a global one. If this attempt is not successful either, the default built-in configuration is used. Configuration lookup order can be overridden with --local or --global command line options. If one of options is supplied to cbp2make, non-specified configuration is not picked up even if the specified one is missing and non-specified do exists.

Manage toolchains

cbp2make --config toolchain --add [-unix|-windows|-mac] -chain <toolchain>

cbp2make --config toolchain --remove [-unix|-windows|-mac] -chain <toolchain>

Manage build tools

cbp2make --config tool --add [-unix|-windows|-mac] -chain <toolchain> -tool <tool> -type <type> <tool options>

cbp2make --config tool --remove [-unix|-windows|-mac] -chain <toolchain> -tool <tool>

Manage platforms

cbp2make --config platform [-unix|-windows|-mac] [-pwd <print_dir_command>] [-cd <change_dir_command>] [-rm <remove_file_command>] [-rmf <remove_file_forced>] [-rmd <remove_dir_command>] [-cp <copy_file_command>] [-mv <move_file_command>] [-md <make_dir_command>] [-mdf <make_dir_forced>] [-make <default_make_tool>]

Manage global compiler variables

cbp2make --config variable --add [-set <set_name>] -name <var_name> [-desc <description>] [-field <field_name>] -value <var_value>

cbp2make --config variable --remove [-set <set_name>] [-name <var_name>] [-field <field_name>]

Manage options

cbp2make --config options --default-options "<options>"

cbp2make --config show

Tool types:

resource compiler
static linker
dynamic linker
executable linker
native linker

Tool options (common):

-desc <description>
-program <executable>
-command <command_template>
-mkv <make_variable>
-srcext <source_extensions>
-outext <output_extension>
-quotepath <yes|no>
-fullpath <yes|no>
-unixpath <yes|no>

Tool options (compiler):

-incsw <include_switch>
-defsw <define_switch>
-deps <yes|no>

Tool options (linker):

-ldsw <library_dir_switch>
-llsw <link_library_switch>
-lpfx <library_prefix>
-lext <library_extension>
-objext <object_extension>
-lflat <yes|no>