arm-rtems-windres

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NAME
       windres - manipulate Windows resources.

SYNOPSIS
       windres [options] [input-file] [output-file]

DESCRIPTION
       windres reads resources from an input file and copies them into an
       output file.  Either file may be in one of three formats:

       "rc"
           A text format read by the Resource Compiler.

       "res"
           A binary format generated by the Resource Compiler.

       "coff"
           A COFF object or executable.

       The exact description of these different formats is available in
       documentation from Microsoft.

       When windres converts from the "rc" format to the "res" format, it is
       acting like the Windows Resource Compiler.  When windres converts from
       the "res" format to the "coff" format, it is acting like the Windows
       "CVTRES" program.

       When windres generates an "rc" file, the output is similar but not
       identical to the format expected for the input.  When an input "rc"
       file refers to an external filename, an output "rc" file will instead
       include the file contents.

       If the input or output format is not specified, windres will guess
       based on the file name, or, for the input file, the file contents.  A
       file with an extension of .rc will be treated as an "rc" file, a file
       with an extension of .res will be treated as a "res" file, and a file
       with an extension of .o or .exe will be treated as a "coff" file.

       If no output file is specified, windres will print the resources in
       "rc" format to standard output.

       The normal use is for you to write an "rc" file, use windres to convert
       it to a COFF object file, and then link the COFF file into your
       application.  This will make the resources described in the "rc" file
       available to Windows.

OPTIONS
       -i filename
       --input filename
           The name of the input file.  If this option is not used, then
           windres will use the first non-option argument as the input file
           name.  If there are no non-option arguments, then windres will read
           from standard input.  windres can not read a COFF file from
           standard input.

       -o filename
       --output filename
           The name of the output file.  If this option is not used, then
           windres will use the first non-option argument, after any used for
           the input file name, as the output file name.  If there is no non-
           option argument, then windres will write to standard output.
           windres can not write a COFF file to standard output.

       -I format
       --input-format format
           The input format to read.  format may be res, rc, or coff.  If no
           input format is specified, windres will guess, as described above.

       -O format
       --output-format format
           The output format to generate.  format may be res, rc, or coff.  If
           no output format is specified, windres will guess, as described
           above.

       -F target
       --target target
           Specify the BFD format to use for a COFF file as input or output.
           This is a BFD target name; you can use the --help option to see a
           list of supported targets.  Normally windres will use the default
           format, which is the first one listed by the --help option.

       --preprocessor program
           When windres reads an "rc" file, it runs it through the C
           preprocessor first.  This option may be used to specify the
           preprocessor to use, including any leading arguments.  The default
           preprocessor argument is "gcc -E -xc-header -DRC_INVOKED".

       --include-dir directory
           Specify an include directory to use when reading an "rc" file.
           windres will pass this to the preprocessor as an -I option.
           windres will also search this directory when looking for files
           named in the "rc" file.

       -D target
       --define sym[=val]
           Specify a -D option to pass to the preprocessor when reading an
           "rc" file.

       -v  Enable verbose mode.  This tells you what the preprocessor is if
           you didn't specify one.

       --language val
           Specify the default language to use when reading an "rc" file.  val
           should be a hexadecimal language code.  The low eight bits are the
           language, and the high eight bits are the sublanguage.

       --use-temp-file
           Use a temporary file to instead of using popen to read the output
           of the preprocessor. Use this option if the popen implementation is
           buggy on the host (eg., certain non-English language versions of
           Windows 95 and Windows 98 are known to have buggy popen where the
           output will instead go the console).

       --no-use-temp-file
           Use popen, not a temporary file, to read the output of the
           preprocessor.  This is the default behaviour.

       --help
           Prints a usage summary.

       --version
           Prints the version number for windres.

       --yydebug
           If windres is compiled with "YYDEBUG" defined as 1, this will turn
           on parser debugging.

SEE ALSO
       the Info entries for binutils.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1991, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 2001, 2002
       Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or
       any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no
       Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover
       Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU
       Free Documentation License".



3rd Berkeley Distribution         2002-08-05                        WINDRES(1)