Intel® Inspector User Guide for Linux* OS

ID 767796
Date 7/13/2023
Document Table of Contents

Command Syntax Alternatives and Rules

Syntax Alternatives

The Intel Inspectorinspxe-cl command offers the following syntax alternatives for specifying options and arguments:



Valid Command Snippets



inspxe-cl -version


-option argument


inspxe-cl -c ti2

inspxe-cl -c=ti2

-option (long name)

-o (short name, as defined in the -help)

inspxe-cl -verbose

inspxe-cl -v

-option (long name)

-n-n (implicit short name composed from initial letters of option name fragments)


inspxe-cl -c-s-f


If an implicit short name is ambiguous, the inspxe-cl command reports a syntax error.

-option argument1,argument2

-option=argument1 -option=argument2

inspxe-cl -option-file file1,file2

inspxe-cl -option-file file1 -option-file file2


Make sure there are no spaces after commas.

You may mix and match syntax alternatives. For example, the following commands are equivalent:

inspxe-cl -collect ti2 -result-dir myRes -suppression-file mySup -- myApp

inspxe-cl -collect=ti2 -r myRes --s-f mySup -- myApp

Other Syntax Rules

  • Options that appear before [-- application [application options]] can appear in any order.

  • If an argument contains spaces, enclose the argument in quotation marks.

  • There are two ways to specify multiple options. One is to use multiple option=value pairs; the other is to use the option followed by a list of comma-separated values with no spaces.

  • Two single-character short names cannot be combined after a single dash.

  • Both short names and long names are case-sensitive. For example, -R is the short name of the report action, and -r is the short name of the result-dir action-option.