Appendix A. Using RealView Profiler from the Command Line

A.1 Configuring your system for running RealView Profiler on the command line
A.2 Command line options

Appendix A is a reference that includes descriptions of RealView Profiler's command line options. It includes a section on configuring your system to run RealView Profiler on the command line and a section that lists each option.

A.1 Configuring your system for running RealView Profiler on the command line

While the graphical interface provided by the RealView Profiler Eclipse plug-in makes the wealth of data provided by the analysis reports easier to navigate, the raw information is accessible directly from the command line. Using the 'rvp' command, you will be able to merge analysis files and generate table reports that you can view in your shell or output to tab-delimited or '.csv' files. In this way, you can automate the creation of multiple reports for the sake of comparison without ever opening Eclipse.

A.2 Command line options

Every one of the table reports available in RealView Profiler's Eclipse interface is also available from the command line. This mode of operation makes it easy to script the analysis process, so you can create fully automated comparisons of reports for a variety of ARM microprocessors. You can also test against a variety of data samples and generate any of the resulting reports in an easy-to-read or easy-to-parse format.

All of the options shown can be called using the short one-letter call, or using the more verbose '--' call. A '/' also works in calling single letter options in DOS in place of the '-'. Every option is called using the same basic syntax: rvp [options] [file_list]

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