User Guide

  • 2022.0
  • 05/15/2022
  • Public Content

Converting Third-Party Suppression Files from the Command Line

Convert suppression files from IBM Rational* PurifyPlus*, Valgrind* or older versions of
Intel® Inspector
to a format compatible with
Intel Inspector
SP1 and above.
You can use the
tool to convert the following types of suppression files to a format that can be used by the current version of
Intel Inspector
  • IBM Rational* PurifyPlus* for Linux* OS
  • Valgrind* for Linux* OS
  • Previous versions of
    Intel Inspector
    for Linux* and Windows*. Old suppression files are in XML format, while new suppression files are in TXT format.
    Intel Inspector
    will load and use the older XML suppression files, so these do not have to be converted before use, but can convert these files if you wish to edit the suppression rules.
to access the most current command line documentation.
Converted third-party suppression files define problems differently than Intel Inspector, so there will be differences in suppression rule structure and code locations. Incompatibilities may cause some suppression rules in the converted files to be rendered ineffective, while others may overlap suppression rules created in Intel Inspector, resulting in higher overhead.
Example: Converting a Purify Suppressions File
To convert a Purify or Valgrind suppression file, use the
action, and specify values for
This example converts a Purify suppressions file,
, and saves it in
Intel Inspector
suppression file format as
$ inspxe-cl -convert-suppression-file -from .\my_old_suppression_file.purify -to

Using a Converted Suppression File

A converted suppression file can be used like any other suppression file. You can check by opening the result in the GUI and applying the suppression file. Suppressed problems are crossed out when displayed in the GUI.

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