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ASTAGS(1)						      General Commands Manual							 ASTAGS(1)

astags - compute a tags file for an assembler program SYNOPSIS
astags name ... DESCRIPTION
Astags makes a tags file for ex from the specified assembler sources. Since there are effectively no assembler programs in the system, the fact that astags is a stupid shell script is not a real deficiency. FILES
tags output tags file SEE ALSO
ctags(1), ex(1), vi(1) BUGS
There is no way to use it to incrementally update a tags file. In a makefile, we could move the tags file away and then use sort and uniq to get around this. 3rd Berkeley Distribution ASTAGS(1)

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ctags(1)						      General Commands Manual							  ctags(1)

       ctags - create a tags file

       ctags [options] name...

       The command makes a tags file for from the specified C, Pascal and Fortran sources.

       A tags file gives the locations of specified objects (in this case functions and typedefs) in a group of files.	Each line of the tags file
       contains the object name, the file in which it is defined, and an address specification for the object definition.  Functions are  searched
       with a pattern, typedefs with a line number.  Specifiers are given in separate fields on the line, separated by blanks or tabs.

       Using the tags file, can quickly find these objects definitions.

       If  the	-x  flag  is  given,  writes  to standard output a list containing each object name, its line number, the file name in which it is
       defined, and the text of the line.  This list is a simple index which can be printed out as an off-line readable function index.

       -a		   Appends information to an existing tags file.

       -B		   Uses backward search patterns (?...?).

       -F		   Uses forward search patterns (/.../) (default).

       -t		   Creates typedef tags.

       -u		   Updates the specified tags file.  All references to tags are deleted, and the new values  are  appended  to	the  file.
			   Note  that  this  option is implemented in a way which is rather slow.  It is usually faster to simply rebuild the tags

			   The tag main is treated specially in C programs.  The tag formed is created by prepending M to the name  of	the  file,
			   with  a  trailing  .c  removed,  if	any, and leading pathname components also removed.  This makes use of practical in
			   directories with more than one program.

       -v		   Generates an index listing function name, file name, and pages number.  Since the output will be  sorted  into  lexico-
			   graphic order, it may be desired to run the output through sort -f.	For example,
			   ctags -v files | sort -f > index
			   Files  whose  name  ends  in .c or .h are assumed to be C source files and are searched for C routine and macro defini-
			   tions.  Others are first examined to see if they contain any Pascal or Fortran routine definitions; if  not,  they  are
			   processed again looking for C definitions.

       -w		   Suppresses warning diagnostics and generates a listing file.  This list contains each object name, its line number, the
			   file name in which it is defined, and the text of the line, and is identical to the list produced when no  options  are

       -x		   Writes  to  standard  output a list containing each object name, its line number, the file name in whcih it is defined,
			   and the text of the line.

       Recognition of functions, subroutines and procedures for FORTRAN and Pascal do not deal with block structure.  Therefore  you  cannot  have
       two Pascal procedures in different blocks with the same name.

       Does not know about #ifdefs.

       Does  not know about Pascal types.  Relies on the input being well formed to detect typedefs.  Use of -tx shows only the last line of type-

       tags	 output tags file

See Also
       ex(1), vi(1)

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