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Cscope is an interactive, screen-oriented tool that allows the user to browse through C source files (as well as other languages) for specified elements of code. You can search code for: all references to a symbol, global definitions, functions called by a function, functions calling a function, test string, regular expression pattern, a file, or files that include a file. The program generates an information database for faster searches and later reference. The fuzzy parser supports C, but is flexible enough to be useful for C++ and Java. 'cscope' supports a command line mode for inclusion in scripts or as a backend to a GUI/frontend.


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Download version 15.8b (stable)
released on 4 April 2015


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BSD 4ClauseGenium19 December 2016

Leaders and contributors

Petr Sorfa Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use ncurses

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 December 2016.


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