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Text screen based source browsing tool

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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19 December 2016

Leaders and contributors

Petr Sorfa Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperBug Tracking
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Debian (Ref)
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
HelpMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

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