Intel® VTune™ Profiler

User Guide

ID 766319
Date 3/22/2024

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Specify the application directory in auto-generated commands.

GUI Equivalent

Configure Analysis window > HOW pane > Launch Application target type




A string containing the PATH/name.


Default is the current working directory.

Actions Modified

collect, collect-with


If your data files are stored in a separate location from the application, use the app-working-dir option to specify the application working directory.


This command line example changes the application directory to C:\myAppDirectory (on Windows*) and to /home/myAppDirectory(on Linux*) to run the myApp application, uses binary and symbol files found in the directory specified by the search-dir option to finalize the result, writes the result in the default result directory, and then returns to the working directory.

On Windows:

vtune-cl -collect hotspots -app-working-dir C:\myAppDirectory -search-dir C:\mySources -- myApp.exe

On Linux:

vtune-cl -collect hotspots -app-working-dir /home/myAppDirectory -search-dir /home/mySources -- myApp