Intel® Inspector User Guide for Windows* OS

ID 767798
Date 3/31/2023

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Specify an alternative location(s) for finding application support files.


-search-dir all|bin|src|sym[:p|:r|:rp]=<PATH>


The pathname of a search directory, the type of file and search instructions.


The PATH/name of the search directory, and can include environment paths and absolute paths.

File types

  • all: any of these file types

  • bin: binary files

  • src: source files

  • sym: symbol files


Perform a recursive search of all subdirectories


Specify the highest priority search directories, which will be searched prior to others. Use this to avoid picking up the wrong module by absolute path when moving a result between machines.


Combine these two arguments to perform a recursive search of all subdirectories and indicate highest priority search directories.

Example:-search-dir all:r=C:\myProject

For multiple arguments: You may specify this option multiple times in a single command, or specify multiple arguments in a comma-separated list (no spaces). For example, the following are equivalent:

-search-dir all:p=dir1 -search-dir sym=dir2 -search-dir bin:r=dir3

-search-dir all:p=dir1,sym=dir2,bin:r=dir3


Make sure there are no spaces after commas.


For binary and symbol information files: System environment PATH settings and directory in which target resides.

For source files: Directories specified in debug information files.


Use search-dir when you want to search non-standard directories during target execution, analysis, and finalization. This can be useful when:

  • Source files reside somewhere other than where debug information indicates.

  • Debug information files are not located with binary files.


This example:

  • Runs a Detect Deadlocks and Data Races (ti2) analysis on the application myApp.

  • Searches the nonstandard subdirectory within the current working directory for support files needed to execute the myApp target during the collect action.

  • Stores the result in the default r@@@ti2 result directory in the current working directory, where @@@ represents the next available number.

  • Generates a summary report of detected problems, and writes it to the inspxe-cl.txt file in the result directory.

$ inspxe-cl -collect ti2 -search-dir all=nonstandard -- myApp

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