conan inspect


This is an experimental feature subject to breaking changes in future releases.

$ conan inspect [-h] [-a [ATTRIBUTE]] [-r REMOTE] [-j JSON] [--raw RAW]

Displays conanfile attributes, like name, version, and options. Works locally, in local cache and remote.

positional arguments:
  path_or_reference     Path to a folder containing a recipe ( or
                        to a recipe file. e.g., ./my_project/ It
                        could also be a reference

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -a [ATTRIBUTE], --attribute [ATTRIBUTE]
                        The attribute to be displayed, e.g "name"
  -r REMOTE, --remote REMOTE
                        look in the specified remote server
  -j JSON, --json JSON  json output file
  --raw RAW             Print just the value of the requested attribute


$ conan inspect zlib/1.2.11@ -a=name -a=version -a=options -a default_options -r=conancenter
name: zlib
version: 1.2.11
    shared: [True, False]
default_options: shared=False
$ conan inspect zlib/1.2.11@ -a=license -a=url
license: Zlib
$ conan inspect zlib/1.2.11@ --raw=settings
('os', 'arch', 'compiler', 'build_type')
$ conan inspect pkg/latest@ -a alias
alias: pkg/0.1

$ conan inspect pkg/latest@ -a alias --json=myinspect.json
$ cat myinspect.json
{"alias": "pkg/0.1"}

If no specific attributes are defined via -a, then, some default attributes will be displayed:

$ conan inspect zlib/1.2.11@
name: zlib
version: 1.2.11
license: Zlib
author: None
description: A Massively Spiffy Yet Delicately Unobtrusive Compression Library (Also Free, Not to Mention Unencumbered by Patents)
topics: None
generators: cmake
exports: None
exports_sources: ['CMakeLists.txt', 'CMakeLists_minizip.txt', 'minizip.patch']
short_paths: False
apply_env: True
build_policy: None
revision_mode: hash
settings: ('os', 'arch', 'compiler', 'build_type')
    fPIC: [True, False]
    minizip: [True, False]
    shared: [True, False]
    fPIC: True
    minizip: False
    shared: False