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glib-compile-resources - GLib resource compiler


glib-compile-resources [OPTION...] {FILE}


glib-compile-resources reads the resource description from FILE and the files that it
references and creates a binary resource bundle that is suitable for use with the
GResource API. The resulting bundle is then written out as-is, or as C source for linking
into an application.

The XML resource files normally have the filename extension .gresource.xml. For a detailed
description of the XML file format, see the GResource documentation.


-h, --help
Print help and exit

Store the compiled resources in the file TARGET. If not specified a filename based on
the FILE basename is used.

The files referenced in FILE are loaded from this directory. If not specified, the
current directory is used.

Write the output file in the format selected for by its filename extension:

C source

C header

resource bundle

Instead of a writing the resource bundle in binary form create a C source file that
contains the resource bundle. This can then be compiled into an application for easy

Generate a header file for use with C code generated by --generate-source.

Prints the list of files that the resource bundle references to standard output. This
can be used to track dependencies in the build system. For example, the following make
rule would mark test.gresource as depending on all the files that test.gresource.xml
includes, so that is is automatically rebuilt if any of them change:

test.gresource: test.gresource.xml $(shell $(GLIB_COMPILE_RESOURCES) --generate-dependencies test.gresource.xml)

Note that this may or may not be portable to non-GNU make.

Specify the prefix used for the C identifiers in the code generated by
--generate-source and --generate-header.

By default code generated by --generate-source uses automatic initialization of the
resource. This works on most systems by using the compiler support for constructors.
However, some (uncommon) compilers may not support this, you can then specify
--manual-register, which will generate custom register and unregister functions that
your code can manually call at initialization and uninitialization time.

By default code generated by --generate-source declares all initialization functions
as extern. So they are exported unless this is prevented by a link script or other
means. Since libraries usually want to use the functions only internally it can be
more useful to declare them as G_GNUC_INTERNAL which is what --internal does.


The full path to the xmllint executable. This is used to preprocess resources with the
xml-stripblanks preprocessing option. If this environment variable is not set, xmllint
is searched in the PATH.

The full path to the gdk-pixbuf-pixdata executable. This is used to preprocess
resources with the to-pixdata preprocessing option. If this environment variable is
not set, gdk-pixbuf-pixdata is searched in the PATH.

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