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22.1 Running gnatstub

gnatstub has the command-line interface of the form

     $ gnatstub [switches] filename [directory]


is the name of the source file that contains a library unit declaration for which a body must be created. The file name may contain the path information. The file name does not have to follow the GNAT file name conventions. If the name does not follow GNAT file naming conventions, the name of the body file must be provided explicitly as the value of the -obody-name option. If the file name follows the GNAT file naming conventions and the name of the body file is not provided, gnatstub creates the name of the body file from the argument file name by replacing the .ads suffix with the .adb suffix.
indicates the directory in which the body stub is to be placed (the default is the current directory)
is an optional sequence of switches as described in the next section