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NAME

include-what-you-use - Analyze #includes in C and C++ source files

DESCRIPTION

USAGE: include-what-you-use [-Xiwyu --iwyu_opt]... <clang opts> <source file> Here are the <iwyu_opts> you can specify (e.g. -Xiwyu --verbose=3):

--check_also=<glob>: tells iwyu to print iwyu-violation info

for all files matching the given glob pattern (in addition to the default of reporting for the input .cc file and its associated .h files). This flag may be specified multiple times to specify multiple glob patterns.

--keep=<glob>: tells iwyu to always keep these includes.

This flag may be specified multiple times to specify multiple glob patterns.

--mapping_file=<filename>: gives iwyu a mapping file.

--no_default_mappings: do not add iwyu's default mappings.

--pch_in_code: mark the first include in a translation unit as a

precompiled header.
Use --pch_in_code to prevent IWYU from
removing necessary PCH includes.
Though Clang forces PCHs
to be listed as prefix headers, the PCH-in-code pattern can be used with GCC and is standard practice on MSVC (e.g. stdafx.h).

--prefix_header_includes=<value>: tells iwyu what to do with

in-source includes and forward declarations involving prefix headers. Prefix header is a file included via command-line option -include. If prefix header makes include or forward declaration obsolete, presence of such include can be controlled with the following values
add:
new lines are added
keep:
new lines aren't added, existing are kept intact
remove: new lines aren't added, existing are removed
Default value is 'add'.

--transitive_includes_only: do not suggest that a file add

foo.h unless foo.h is already visible in the file's transitive includes.

--max_line_length: maximum line length for includes.

Note that this only affects comments and alignment thereof, the maximum line length can still be exceeded with long file names (default: 80).

--no_comments: do not add 'why' comments.

--no_fwd_decls: do not use forward declarations.

--verbose=<level>: the higher the level, the more output.

--quoted_includes_first: when sorting includes, place quoted

ones first.

--cxx17ns: suggests the more concise syntax introduced in C++17

In addition to IWYU-specific options you can specify the following options without -Xiwyu prefix:

--help: prints this help and exits.

--version: prints version and exits.

February 2021 include-what-you-use 8.15-2