pfni [-sofd] [-p project-file] unit[:line-number[:column-number]] [-- ASIS options] pfni -h


pfni is a companion program to adactl(1). It prints the full expanded name of entities declared or referenced by a specified Ada compilation unit. This makes it easier to designate the entities when writing new rules for AdaControl.

Commercial support is available for AdaControl, see file /usr/share/doc/adacontrol/support.txt. If you plan to use AdaControl for industrial projects, or if you want it to be customized or extended to match your own needs, please contact Adalog at [email protected].



Enable debug mode.


Full output: display all entities declared and referenced by unit. The default is to only display entities declared in unit.


Prints a general help message.


Also print overloading information. If you are calling a subprogram that has several overloadings and you are not sure which one is called, use pfni with the -o option on that line: the program will tell you the full name and profile of the called subprogram.

-p project-file

Use the specified Emacs ada-mode (*.adp) project file.


Process the specification of unit; the default is to process the body.


Only display entities declared on that line.


Only display the entity at that line and column, if any.


AdaControl was developed by \$2 \(laURL: \$1 \(ra\$3 under contract with The copyright is jointly owned by Adalog and Eurocontrol.

This manual page was written by Ludovic Brenta <[email protected]> for the Debian project, but it can be used for other purposes as well.



AdaControl User's Guide, available in Info, PDF, and HTML in /usr/share/doc/adacontrol.

AdaControl Programmer's Guide, available in Info, PDF, and HTML in /usr/share/doc/adacontrol.