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sysroot

Specifies the root directory where headers and libraries are located.

Syntax

Linux:
--sysroot
=
dir
macOS:
None
Windows:
None
Arguments
dir
Specifies the local directory that contains copies of target libraries in the corresponding subdirectories.
Default
Off
The compiler uses default settings to search for headers and libraries.
Description
This option specifies the root directory where headers and libraries are located.
For example, if the headers and libraries are normally located in
/usr/include
and
/usr/lib
respectively,
--sysroot=/mydir
will cause the compiler to search in
/mydir/usr/include
and
/mydir/usr/lib
for the headers and libraries.
This option is provided for compatibility with gcc.
Even though this option is not supported for a Windows-to-Windows native compiler, it is supported for a Windows-host to Linux-target compiler.
Alternate Options
None