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windres − manipulate Windows resources.

windres [options] [input−file] [output−file]

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.



−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









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    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.









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−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.

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