pfni(1) Print Full Name Image of an Ada entity


pfni [-sofd] [-p project-file] unit[:line-number[:column-number]] [-- ASIS options]
pfni -h


pfni is a companion program to adactl(1). It prints the
full expanded name of entities declared or referenced by a specified Ada compilation unit. This makes it easier to designate the entities when writing new rules for AdaControl.

Commercial support is available for AdaControl, see file /usr/share/doc/adacontrol/support.txt. If you plan to use AdaControl for industrial projects, or if you want it to be customized or extended to match your own needs, please contact Adalog at [email protected].


Enable debug mode.
Full output: display all entities declared and referenced by unit. The default is to only display entities declared in unit.
Prints a general help message.
Also print overloading information. If you are calling a subprogram that has several overloadings and you are not sure which one is called, use pfni with the -o option on that line: the program will tell you the full name and profile of the called subprogram.
-p project-file
Use the specified Emacs ada-mode (*.adp) project file.
Process the specification of unit; the default is to process the body.
Only display entities declared on that line.
Only display the entity at that line and column, if any.


AdaControl was developed by Adalog <URL: > under contract with Eurocontrol <URL: >. The copyright is jointly owned by Adalog and Eurocontrol.

This manual page was written by Ludovic Brenta <[email protected]> for the Debian project, but it can be used for other purposes as well.