asntool [\|-\|] [\|-B filename\|] [\|-D N\|] [\|-G\|] [\|-I str\|] [\|-J type\|] [\|-K str\|] [\|-L str\|] [\|-M filename,...\|] [\|-P str\|] [\|-Q\|] [\|-S filename\|] [\|-T filename\|] [\|-V\|] [\|-X filename\|] [\|-Z\|] [\|-b N\|] [\|-d filename\|] [\|-e filename\|] [\|-f filename\|] [\|-l filename\|] -m filename [\|-o filename\|] [\|-p filename\|] [\|-t str\|] [\|-v filename\|] [\|-w N\|] [\|-x filename\|]


asntool reads, validates, and displays ASN.1 module specifications.


A summary of options is included below.


Print usage message

-B filename

Generate objects and code in files named filename.*

-D N

Debugging level for code generation:


No debugging (default)


Shallow debugging


Deep debugging


Same as 2


Generate object loader .c and .h files

-I str

Put "#include str" in generated .c file

-J type

Register type type with object manager

-K str

In generated .c, force name of #included asn header to str

-L str

Label registered type as str

-M filename,...

Search the ASN.1 modules in filename,... for external references

-P str

XML module prefix for DOCTYPE


Use quoted syntax form for generated include files

-S filename

Send debugging output to filename rather than stderr

-T filename

Dump ASN.1 tree to filename


Force CHOICE objects to use custom structures rather than ValNodePtrs, for compatibility with some old hand-coded object loaders.

-X filename

Write XML DTD to filename. If filename is "m", print each module to a separate file.


Bit twiddle for optional zero value base slots

-b N

Use N-byte buffers (default = 1024; anything between 512 and 10000 is legal)

-d filename

Read binary values from filename (requires -t)

-e filename

Write binary values to filename

-f filename

Write ASN.1 module to filename

-l filename

Write ASN.1 loader to filename

-m filename

Read ASN.1 module from filename

-o filename

Write header to filename

-p filename

Write print values to filename

-t str

Expect binary values to have type str

-v filename

Read print values from filename

-w N

Limit values in #defines to N bits (default = 31; anything between 31 and 128 is legal)

-x filename

Write XML data to filename


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