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CLANG-FORMAT(1) User Commands CLANG-FORMAT(1)

NAME

clang-format - manual page for clang-format 11

DESCRIPTION

OVERVIEW: A tool to format C/C++/Java/JavaScript/Objective-C/Protobuf/C# code.

If no arguments are specified, it formats the code from standard input and writes the result to the standard output. If <file>s are given, it reformats the files. If -i is specified together with <file>s, the files are edited in-place. Otherwise, the result is written to the standard output.

USAGE: clang-format [options] [<file> ...]

OPTIONS:

Clang-format options:

--Werror - If set, changes formatting warnings to errors

When reading from stdin, clang-format assumes this filename to determine the language.
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--dry-run - If set, do not actually make the formatting changes

Can be used with -style option.
fallback in case clang-format is invoked with -style=file, but can not find the .clang-format file to use. Use -fallback-style=none to skip formatting.

--ferror-limit=<uint> - Set the maximum number of clang-format errors to emit before stopping (0 = no limit). Used only with --dry-run or -n

-i - Inplace edit <file>s, if specified.

Multiple ranges can be formatted by specifying several -offset and -length pairs. When only a single -offset is specified without -length, clang-format will format up to the end of the file. Can only be used with one input file.
lines (both 1-based). Multiple ranges can be formatted by specifying several -lines arguments. Can't be used with -offset and -length. Can only be used with one input file.

-n - Alias for --dry-run

Multiple ranges can be formatted by specifying several -offset and -length pairs. Can only be used with one input file.

--output-replacements-xml - Output replacements as XML.

--sort-includes - If set, overrides the include sorting behavior determined by the SortIncludes style flag

LLVM, GNU, Google, Chromium, Microsoft, Mozilla, WebKit.
.clang-format file located in one of the parent directories of the source file (or current directory for stdin). Use -style="{key: value, ...}" to set specific parameters, e.g.:
-style="{BasedOnStyle: llvm, IndentWidth: 8}"

--verbose - If set, shows the list of processed files

Generic Options:

--help - Display available options (--help-hidden for more)

--help-list - Display list of available options (--help-list-hidden for more)

--version - Display the version of this program

November 2021 clang-format 11