Source code tag system for C, C++, Java, and Yacc.
GLOBAL is a source code tagging system that functions in the same way across a wide array of environments, such as different text editors, shells and web browsers. The resulting tags are useful for quickly moving around in a large, deeply nested project.
GNU GLOBAL has the following features:
- supports C, C++, Yacc, Java, PHP4 and assembly.
- works the same way across diverse environments including vi, emacs, less, bash…
- finds locations of specified symbol quickly.
- locates not only definitions but also references.
- allows duplicate tags.
- locates paths which matches to the specified pattern.
- hierarchical searches by default.
- searches not only in a source project but also in library projects.
- generates completion list for completing input method.
- supports various output formats.
- allows customizing of a set of candidate files to be tagged.
- understands POSIX 1003.2 regular expression.
- supports idutils as an external search engine.
- tag files are independent of machine architecture.
- supports incremental updating of tag files.
- plug-in parser is available to treat new language.
- supports customizing using ‘gtags.conf’.
- generates a hypertext of source code.
- compact format to save disk space.
- supports client/server environment (TRAMP ready).
- ignores binary files, dot files and specified files.
- includes cscope-compatible program (gtags-cscope).
- includes grep-like command (-g command).
- supports grep-like symbol highlighting.
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released on 24 December 2019
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cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/sources/global co global
19 December 2016
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|Required to build||xlib6g|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 January 2020.
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