Specifying the Pathname

 

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Visual Studio 2017 Documentation.

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Specifying the Pathname on docs.microsoft.com. Each output-file option accepts a pathname argument that can specify a location and a name for the output file. The argument can include a drive name, directory, and file name. No space is allowed between the option and the argument.

If pathname includes a file name without an extension, the compiler gives the output a default extension. If pathname includes a directory but no file name, the compiler creates a file with a default name in the specified directory. The default name is based on the base name of the source file and a default extension based on the type of the output file. If you leave off pathname entirely, the compiler creates a file with a default name in a default directory.

Alternatively, the pathname argument can be a device name (AUX, CON, PRN, or NUL) rather than a file name. Do not use a space between the option and the device name or a colon as part of the device name.

Device nameRepresents
AUXAuxiliary device
CONConsole
PRNPrinter
NULNull device (no file created)

The following command line sends a mapfile to the printer:

CL /FmPRN HELLO.CPP  

Output-File (/F) Options
Compiler Options
Setting Compiler Options

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