update-timestamps

Synopsis

qbs update-timestamps [options] [configuration-name] ...

Description

Updates the timestamps of all build artifacts, causing the next builds of the project to do nothing until source files are updated again.

This command is useful if you know that the current changes to source files are irrelevant to the build.

Note: Using this command causes a discrepancy between the actual state of source files and the information in the build graph, so be careful.

Options

--build-directory|-d <directory>

Specifies a <directory> where build artifacts are stored.

The default value is the current directory unless preferences.defaultBuildDirectory is set.

Relative paths will be interpreted relative to the current directory.

You can use the following special values as placeholders:

  • @project is expanded to the name of the project file excluding the extension .qbs.
  • @path is expanded to the name of the directory containing the project file.

--less-verbose|-q

Becomes more quiet by decreasing the log level by one. This option can be given more than once. Excessive occurrences have no effect.

If the option --log-level appears anywhere on the command line in addition to this option, its value is taken as the base for the decrease.

--log-level <level>

Uses the specified log level.

Possible values of <level> are:

  • error
  • warning
  • info (default value)
  • debug
  • trace

--more-verbose|-v

Becomes more verbose by increasing the log level by one. This option can be given more than once. Excessive occurrences have no effect.

If the option --log-level appears anywhere on the command line in addition to this option, its value is taken as the base for the increase.

--products|-p <name>[,<name>...]

Takes only the products specified by <name> and their dependencies into account.

--settings-dir <directory>

Reads all settings (such as profile information) from the specified <directory>. If the directory does not exist, it will be created.

The default value is system-specific. For example:

  • Linux: $HOME/.config/QtProject/qbs
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\QtProject\qbs
  • macOS: $HOME/Library/Preferences/qbs

Parameters

configuration-name

Specifies the build configuration to use.

The debug and release configuration names imply the respective build variant. A debug build contains additional debug symbols that are needed for debugging the application but that can be left out from the release version. Generally, debug builds are used for testing and release builds for creating the final installation file.

The build variant can also be specified explicitly by using the qbs.buildVariant property.

When naming configurations created for special purposes, follow the rules for legal names generally used in programming languages:

  • The first character must be a letter (a-z), an underscore (_), or a dollar sign ($).
  • Subsequent characters may be letters, digits, underscores, or dollar signs.

property:value

Property values set in project files or profiles can be overridden on the command line. The syntax is:

<prefix>.<property-name>:<property-value>

For more information, see Overriding Property Values from the Command Line.

Examples

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