gcov - test coverage program for GNU CC
gcov [-b? [-v? [-n? [-l? [-f? [-o directory?
This manual page documents briefly the gcov command.
This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux
distribution (but may be used by others), because the
original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it
has documentation in the GNU Info format; see
gcov is a test coverage program. Use it in concert
with GNU CC to analyze your programs to help create more
efficient, faster running code. You can use gcov as a
profiling tool to help discover where your optimization
efforts will best affect your code. You can also use gcov
along with the other profiling tool, gprof , to
assess which parts of your code use the greatest amount of
The program is documented fully by gcc-2.95: The GNU C
compiler., available via the Info system. The
documentation for gcov can be found in the subsection
This manual page was written by the egcs maintainers for the
Debian GNU/Linux system.