c++filt(1)            GNU Development Tools            c++filt(1)

NAME
       c++filt - demangle C++ symbols

SYNOPSIS
       c++filt
              [-_|--strip-underscores] [-s {gnu,lucid,arm} |
              --format={gnu,lucid,arm}] [--help] [--version]
              [symbol...]

DESCRIPTION
       The C++ language provides function overloading, which
       means that you can write many functions with the same name
       (providing each takes parameters of different types).  All
       C++ function names are encoded into a low-level assembly
       label (this process is known as mangling).  The c++filt
       program does the inverse mapping: it decodes (demangles)
       low-level names into user-level names so that the linker
       can keep these overloaded functions from clashing.

       Every alphanumeric word (consisting of letters, digits,
       underscores, dollars, or periods) seen in the input is a
       potential label.  If the label decodes into a C++ name,
       the C++ name replaces the low-level name in the output.

       You can use c++filt to decipher individual symbols by
       specifying these symbols on the command line.

       If no symbol arguments are given, c++filt reads symbol
       names from the standard input and writes the demangled
       names to the standard output.  All results are printed on
       the standard output.

OPTIONS
       -_

       --strip-underscores
              On some systems, both the C and C++ compilers put
              an underscore in front of every name.  For example,
              the C name foo gets the low-level name _foo.  This
              option removes the leading underscore.

       -s {gnu,lucid,arm}

       --format={gnu,lucid,arm}
              GNU nm can decode three different methods of
              mangling, used by different C++ compilers.  This
              option selects which method it uses: the one used
              by the GNU compiler, the one used by the Lucid
              compiler, or the one specified by the C++ Annotated
              Reference Manual.  The default is the GNU style.

       --help Print a summary of the options to c++filt and exit.

       --version
              Print the version number of c++filt and exit.

SEE ALSO
       `binutils' entry in info; The GNU Binary Utilities, Roland
       H. Pesch (June 1993).

COPYING
       Copyright (c) 1993 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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