Man page for apt-get ctags Command
This tutorial shows the man page for man ctags in linux.
Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
Result of the Command Execution shown below:
CTAGS(1) Exuberant Ctags CTAGS(1)
ctags Generate tag files for source code
ctags [options] [file(s)]
etags [options] [file(s)]
The ctags and etags programs (hereinafter collectively referred to as ctags, except where distinguished) generate an index (or "tag") file for a variety of
language objects found in file(s). This tag file allows these items to be quickly and easily located by a text editor or other utility. A "tag" signifies a
language object for which an index entry is available (or, alternatively, the index entry created for that object).
Alternatively, ctags can generate a cross reference file which lists, in human readable form, information about the various source objects found in a set of
Tag index files are supported by numerous editors, which allow the user to locate the object associated with a name appearing in a source file and jump to
the file and line which defines the name. Those known about at the time of this release are:
Vi(1) and its derivatives (e.g. Elvis, Vim, Vile, Lemmy), CRiSP, Emacs, FTE (Folding Text Editor), JED, jEdit, Mined, NEdit (Nirvana Edit), TSE (The
SemWare Editor), UltraEdit, WorkSpace, X2, Zeus
Ctags is capable of generating different kinds of tags for each of many different languages. For a complete list of supported languages, the names by which
they are recognized, and the kinds of tags which are generated for each, see the list languages and list kinds options.
Unless the language force option is specified, the language of each source file is automatically selected based upon a mapping of file names to languages.
The mappings in effect for each language may be display using the list maps option and may be changed using the langmap option. On platforms which sup
port it, if the name of a file is not mapped to a language and the file is executable, the first line of the file is checked to see if the file is a "