conan inspect [EXPERIMENTAL]ΒΆ

Warning

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

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

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

positional arguments:
  path_or_reference     Path to a folder containing a recipe (conanfile.py) or
                        to a recipe file. e.g., ./my_project/conanfile.py. 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

Examples:

$ conan inspect zlib/1.2.11@conan/stable -a=name -a=version -a=options -a default_options -r=conan-center
name: zlib
version: 1.2.11
options
    shared: [True, False]
default_options: shared=False
$ conan inspect zlib/1.2.11@conan/stable -a=license -a=url
license: http://www.zlib.net/zlib_license.html
url: http://github.com/conan-community/conan-zlib

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

$ conan inspect zlib/1.2.11@conan/stable
name: zlib
version: 1.2.11
url: http://github.com/conan-community/conan-zlib
license: http://www.zlib.net/zlib_license.html
author: None
description: A Massively Spiffy Yet Delicately Unobtrusive Compression Library (Also Free, Not to Mention Unencumbered by Patents)
generators: cmake
exports: None
exports_sources: ['CMakeLists.txt']
short_paths: False
apply_env: True
build_policy: None
topics: None
settings: ('os', 'arch', 'compiler', 'build_type')
options:
    shared: [True, False]
default_options:
    shared: False