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cabal-install

The command-line interface for Cabal and Hackage.

NAME

cabal - a system for building and packaging Haskell libraries and programs

SYNOPSIS

cabal command <arguments|[options]>...
Where the commands are
cabal list
cabal info
cabal fetch
cabal get
cabal check
cabal upload
cabal report
cabal init
cabal user-config
cabal gen-bounds
cabal outdated
cabal hscolour
cabal v2-configure
cabal new-configure
cabal v2-update
cabal new-update
cabal v2-build
cabal new-build
cabal v2-repl
cabal new-repl
cabal v2-freeze
cabal new-freeze
cabal v2-haddock
cabal new-haddock
cabal v2-install
cabal new-install
cabal v2-run
cabal new-run
cabal v2-test
cabal new-test
cabal v2-bench
cabal new-bench
cabal v2-exec
cabal new-exec
cabal v2-clean
cabal new-clean
cabal v2-sdist
cabal new-sdist
cabal configure
cabal v1-configure
cabal update
cabal v1-update
cabal build
cabal v1-build
cabal repl
cabal v1-repl
cabal freeze
cabal v1-freeze
cabal haddock
cabal v1-haddock
cabal install
cabal v1-install
cabal run
cabal v1-run
cabal test
cabal v1-test
cabal bench
cabal v1-bench
cabal exec
cabal v1-exec
cabal clean
cabal v1-clean
cabal sdist
cabal v1-sdist
cabal doctest
cabal v1-doctest
cabal copy
cabal v1-copy
cabal register
cabal v1-register
cabal reconfigure
cabal v1-reconfigure
cabal sandbox
cabal v1-sandbox

DESCRIPTION

Cabal is the standard package system for Haskell software. It helps people to configure, build and install Haskell software and to distribute it easily to other users and developers.
The command line cabal tool (also referred to as cabal-install) helps with installing existing packages and developing new packages. It can be used to work with local packages or to install packages from online package archives, including automatically installing dependencies. By default it is configured to use Hackage, which is Haskell’s central package archive that contains thousands of libraries and applications in the Cabal package format.

OPTIONS

Global options:
-V, --version

Print version information
--numeric-version

Print just the version number
--config-file FILE
Set an alternate location for the config file
--sandbox-config-file FILE
Set an alternate location for the sandbox config file (default: ’./cabal.sandbox.config’)
--default-user-config FILE
Set a location for a cabal.config file for projects without their own cabal.config freeze file.
--require-sandbox
--no-require-sandbox

requiring the presence of a sandbox for sandbox-aware commands
--ignore-sandbox

Ignore any existing sandbox
--ignore-expiry

Ignore expiry dates on signed metadata (use only in exceptional circumstances)
--http-transport HttpTransport
Set a transport for http(s) requests. Accepts ’curl’, ’wget’, ’powershell’, and ’plain-http’. (default: ’curl’)
--enable-nix
--disable-nix

Nix integration: run commands through nix-shell if a ’shell.nix’ file exists
--remote-repo NAME:URL
The name and url for a remote repository
--remote-repo-cache DIR
The location where downloads from all remote repos are cached
--local-repo DIR
The location of a local repository
--logs-dir, --logsdir DIR
The location to put log files
--world-file FILE
The location of the world file
--store-dir, --storedir DIR
The location of the nix-local-build store

COMMANDS

cabal list
Usage: cabal list [FLAGS]
or: cabal list [FLAGS] STRINGS
List all packages, or all packages matching one of the search strings.
If there is a sandbox in the current directory and config:ignore-sandbox is False, use the sandbox package database. Otherwise, use the package database specified with --package-db. If not specified, use the user package database.
Examples:
cabal list pandoc
Will find pandoc, pandoc-citeproc, pandoc-lens, ...
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--installed

Only print installed packages
--simple-output

Print in a easy-to-parse format
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
cabal info
Usage: cabal info [FLAGS] PACKAGES
If there is a sandbox in the current directory and config:ignore-sandbox is False, use the sandbox package database. Otherwise, use the package database specified with --package-db. If not specified, use the user package database.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
cabal fetch
Usage: cabal fetch [FLAGS] PACKAGES
Note that it currently is not possible to fetch the dependencies for a package in the current directory.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--dependencies, --deps

Resolve and fetch dependencies (default)
--no-dependencies, --no-deps

Ignore dependencies
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
cabal get
Usage: cabal get [PACKAGES]
Creates a local copy of a package’s source code. By default it gets the source tarball and unpacks it in a local subdirectory. Alternatively, with -s it will get the code from the source repository specified by the package.
Examples:
cabal get hlint
Download the latest stable version of hlint;
cabal get lens --source-repository=head
Download the source repository (i.e. git clone from github).
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
-d, --destdir PATH
Where to place the package source, defaults to the current directory.
-s, --source-repository [[head|this|...]]
Copy the package’s source repository (ie git clone, darcs get, etc as appropriate).
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’). This determines which package versions are available as well as .cabal file revision is selected (unless --pristine is used).
--pristine

Unpack the original pristine tarball, rather than updating the .cabal file with the latest revision from the package archive.
cabal check
Usage: cabal check [FLAGS]
Expects a .cabal package file in the current directory.
The checks correspond to the requirements to packages on Hackage. If no errors and warnings are reported, Hackage will accept this package.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
cabal upload
Usage: cabal upload [FLAGS] TARFILES
You can store your Hackage login in the ~/.cabal/config file Relevant global configuration keys:
username
password
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--publish
Publish the package instead of uploading it as a candidate.
-d, --documentation

Upload documentation instead of a source package. By default, this uploads documentation for a package candidate. To upload documentation for a published package, combine with --publish.
-u, --username USERNAME
Hackage username.
-p, --password PASSWORD
Hackage password.
-P, --password-command PASSWORD
Command to get Hackage password.
cabal report
Usage: cabal report [FLAGS]
You can store your Hackage login in the ~/.cabal/config file
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
-u, --username USERNAME
Hackage username.
-p, --password PASSWORD
Hackage password.
cabal init
Usage: cabal init [FLAGS]
Cabalise a project by creating a .cabal, Setup.hs, and optionally a LICENSE file.
Calling init with no arguments (recommended) uses an interactive mode, which will try to guess as much as possible and prompt you for the rest. Command-line arguments are provided for scripting purposes. If you don’t want interactive mode, be sure to pass the -n flag.
Flags:
-n, --non-interactive

Non-interactive mode.
-q, --quiet

Do not generate log messages to stdout.
--no-comments

Do not generate explanatory comments in the .cabal file.
-m, --minimal

Generate a minimal .cabal file, that is, do not include extra empty fields. Also implies --no-comments.
--overwrite

Overwrite any existing .cabal, LICENSE, or Setup.hs files without warning.
--package-dir, --packagedir DIRECTORY
Root directory of the package (default = current directory).
-p, --package-name PACKAGE
Name of the Cabal package to create.
--version VERSION
Initial version of the package.
--cabal-version VERSION_RANGE
Required version of the Cabal library.
-l, --license LICENSE
Project license.
-a, --author NAME
Name of the project’s author.
-e, --email EMAIL
Email address of the maintainer.
-u, --homepage URL
Project homepage and/or repository.
-s, --synopsis TEXT
Short project synopsis.
-c, --category CATEGORY
Project category.
-x, --extra-source-file FILE
Extra source file to be distributed with tarball.
--is-library
Build a library.
--is-executable
Build an executable.
--is-libandexe
Build a library and an executable.
--main-is FILE
Specify the main module.
--language LANGUAGE
Specify the default language.
-o, --expose-module MODULE
Export a module from the package.
--extension EXTENSION
Use a LANGUAGE extension (in the other-extensions field).
-d, --dependency PACKAGE
Package dependency.
--source-dir, --sourcedir DIR
Directory containing package source.
--build-tool TOOL
Required external build tool.
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
cabal user-config
Usage: cabal user-config init
or: cabal user-config diff
or: cabal user-config update
When upgrading cabal, the set of configuration keys and their default values may change. This command provides means to merge the existing config in ~/.cabal/config (i.e. all bindings that are actually defined and not commented out) and the default config of the new version.
init: Creates a new config file at either ~/.cabal/config or as specified by --config-file, if given. An existing file won’t be overwritten unless -f or --force is given. diff: Shows a pseudo-diff of the user’s ~/.cabal/config file and the default configuration that would be created by cabal if the config file did not exist. update: Applies the pseudo-diff to the configuration that would be created by default, and write the result back to ~/.cabal/config.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
-f, --force

Overwrite the config file if it already exists.
-a, --augment CONFIGLINE
Additional setting to augment the config file (replacing a previous setting if it existed).
cabal gen-bounds
Usage: cabal gen-bounds [FLAGS]
Generates bounds for all dependencies that do not currently have them. Generated bounds are printed to stdout. You can then paste them into your
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
cabal outdated
Usage: cabal outdated [FLAGS]
Checks for outdated dependencies in the package description file or freeze file
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--freeze-file, --v1-freeze-file

Act on the freeze file
--new-freeze-file, --v2-freeze-file

Act on the new-style freeze file (default: cabal.project.freeze)
--project-file PROJECTFILE
Act on the new-style freeze file named PROJECTFILE.freeze rather than the default cabal.project.freeze
--simple-output

Only print names of outdated dependencies, one per line
--exit-code

Exit with non-zero when there are outdated dependencies
-q, --quiet

Don’t print any output. Implies ’--exit-code’ and ’-v0’
--ignore PKGS
Packages to ignore
--minor [PKGS]
Ignore major version bumps for these packages
cabal hscolour
Usage: cabal hscolour [FLAGS]
Requires the hscolour program.
Deprecated in favour of ’cabal haddock --hyperlink-source’.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--executables

Run hscolour for Executables targets
--tests

Run hscolour for Test Suite targets
--benchmarks

Run hscolour for Benchmark targets
--foreign-libraries

Run hscolour for Foreign Library targets
--all

Run hscolour for all targets
--css PATH
Use a cascading style sheet
cabal v2-configure
Usage: cabal v2-configure [FLAGS]
Adjust how the project is built by setting additional package flags and other flags.
The configuration options are written to the ’cabal.project.local’ file (or configuration from the ’cabal.project’ file (if any). This combination is used as the project configuration for all other commands (such as ’v2-build’,
The v2-configure command also checks that the project configuration will work. In particular it checks that there is a consistent set of dependencies for the project as a whole.
The ’cabal.project.local’ file persists across ’v2-clean’ but is overwritten on the next use of the ’v2-configure’ command. The intention is that the
It is never necessary to use the ’v2-configure’ command. It is merely a convenience in cases where you do not want to specify flags to ’v2-build’ (and other commands) every time and yet do not want to alter the
Adjust how the project is built by setting additional package flags and other flags.
The configuration options are written to the ’cabal.project.local’ file (or configuration from the ’cabal.project’ file (if any). This combination is used as the project configuration for all other commands (such as ’v2-build’,
The v2-configure command also checks that the project configuration will work. In particular it checks that there is a consistent set of dependencies for the project as a whole.
The ’cabal.project.local’ file persists across ’v2-clean’ but is overwritten on the next use of the ’v2-configure’ command. The intention is that the
It is never necessary to use the ’v2-configure’ command. It is merely a convenience in cases where you do not want to specify flags to ’v2-build’ (and other commands) every time and yet do not want to alter the
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal new-configure
Usage: cabal new-configure [FLAGS]
Adjust how the project is built by setting additional package flags and other flags.
The configuration options are written to the ’cabal.project.local’ file (or configuration from the ’cabal.project’ file (if any). This combination is used as the project configuration for all other commands (such as ’new-build’,
The new-configure command also checks that the project configuration will work. In particular it checks that there is a consistent set of dependencies for the project as a whole.
The ’cabal.project.local’ file persists across ’new-clean’ but is overwritten on the next use of the ’new-configure’ command. The intention is that the
It is never necessary to use the ’new-configure’ command. It is merely a convenience in cases where you do not want to specify flags to ’new-build’ (and other commands) every time and yet do not want to alter the
Examples:
cabal new-configure --with-compiler ghc-7.10.3
Adjust the project configuration to use the given compiler
program and check the resulting configuration works.
cabal new-configure
Reset the local configuration to empty and check the overall
project configuration works.
Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v2-update
Usage: cabal v2-update [FLAGS] [REPOS]
For all known remote repositories, download the package list.
For all known remote repositories, download the package list.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal new-update
Usage: cabal new-update [FLAGS] [REPOS]
For all known remote repositories, download the package list.
REPO has the format <repo-id>[,<index-state>] where index-state follows the same format and syntax that is supported by the --index-state flag.
Examples:
cabal new-update
Download the package list for all known remote repositories.
cabal new-update hackage.haskell.org,@1474732068
cabal new-update hackage.haskell.org,2016-09-24T17:47:48Z
cabal new-update hackage.haskell.org,HEAD
cabal new-update hackage.haskell.org
Download hackage.haskell.org at a specific index state.
cabal new update hackage.haskell.org head.hackage
Download hackage.haskell.org and head.hackage
head.hackage must be a known repo-id. E.g. from
your cabal.project(.local) file.
Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v2-build
Usage: cabal v2-build [TARGETS] [FLAGS]
Build one or more targets from within the project. The available targets are the packages in the project as well as individual components within those packages, including libraries, executables, test-suites or benchmarks. Targets can be specified by name or location. If no target is specified then the default is to build the package in the current directory.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Build one or more targets from within the project. The available targets are the packages in the project as well as individual components within those packages, including libraries, executables, test-suites or benchmarks. Targets can be specified by name or location. If no target is specified then the default is to build the package in the current directory.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal new-build
Usage: cabal new-build [TARGETS] [FLAGS]
Build one or more targets from within the project. The available targets are the packages in the project as well as individual components within those packages, including libraries, executables, test-suites or benchmarks. Targets can be specified by name or location. If no target is specified then the default is to build the package in the current directory.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Examples:
cabal new-build
Build the package in the current directory or all packages in the project
cabal new-build pkgname
Build the package named pkgname in the project
cabal new-build ./pkgfoo
Build the package in the ./pkgfoo directory
cabal new-build cname
Build the component named cname in the project
cabal new-build cname --enable-profiling
Build the component in profiling mode (including dependencies as needed)
Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v2-repl
Usage: cabal v2-repl [TARGET] [FLAGS]
Open an interactive session for a component within the project. The available targets are the same as for the ’v2-build’ command: individual components within packages in the project, including libraries, executables, test-suites or benchmarks. Packages can also be specified in which case the library component in the package will be used, or the (first listed) executable in the package if there is no library.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Open an interactive session for a component within the project. The available targets are the same as for the ’v2-build’ command: individual components within packages in the project, including libraries, executables, test-suites or benchmarks. Packages can also be specified in which case the library component in the package will be used, or the (first listed) executable in the package if there is no library.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
--repl-options FLAG
use this option for the repl
-b, --build-depends DEPENDENCY
Include an additional package in the environment presented to GHCi.
--no-transitive-deps

Don’t automatically include transitive dependencies of requested packages.
-z, --ignore-project

Only include explicitly specified packages (and ’base’).
cabal new-repl
Usage: cabal new-repl [TARGET] [FLAGS]
Open an interactive session for a component within the project. The available targets are the same as for the ’new-build’ command: individual components within packages in the project, including libraries, executables, test-suites or benchmarks. Packages can also be specified in which case the library component in the package will be used, or the (first listed) executable in the package if there is no library.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Examples, open an interactive session:
cabal new-repl
for the default component in the package in the current directory
cabal new-repl pkgname
for the default component in the package named ’pkgname’
cabal new-repl ./pkgfoo
for the default component in the package in the ./pkgfoo directory
cabal new-repl cname
for the component named ’cname’
cabal new-repl pkgname:cname
for the component ’cname’ in the package ’pkgname’
cabal new-repl --build-depends lens
add the latest version of the library ’lens’ to the default component (or no componentif there is no project present)
cabal new-repl --build-depends "lens >= 4.15 && < 4.18"
add a version (constrained between 4.15 and 4.18) of the library ’lens’ to the default component (or no component if there is no project present) Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
--repl-options FLAG
use this option for the repl
-b, --build-depends DEPENDENCY
Include an additional package in the environment presented to GHCi.
--no-transitive-deps

Don’t automatically include transitive dependencies of requested packages.
-z, --ignore-project

Only include explicitly specified packages (and ’base’).
cabal v2-freeze
Usage: cabal v2-freeze [FLAGS]
The project configuration is frozen so that it will be reproducible in future.
The precise dependency configuration for the project is written to the specified). This file extends the configuration from the ’cabal.project’ file and thus is used as the project configuration for all other commands (such as
The freeze file can be kept in source control. To make small adjustments it may be edited manually, or to make bigger changes you may wish to delete the file and re-freeze. For more control, one approach is to try variations using once you have a satisfactory solution to freeze it using the ’v2-freeze’ command with the same set of flags.
The project configuration is frozen so that it will be reproducible in future.
The precise dependency configuration for the project is written to the specified). This file extends the configuration from the ’cabal.project’ file and thus is used as the project configuration for all other commands (such as
The freeze file can be kept in source control. To make small adjustments it may be edited manually, or to make bigger changes you may wish to delete the file and re-freeze. For more control, one approach is to try variations using once you have a satisfactory solution to freeze it using the ’v2-freeze’ command with the same set of flags.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal new-freeze
Usage: cabal new-freeze [FLAGS]
The project configuration is frozen so that it will be reproducible in future.
The precise dependency configuration for the project is written to the specified). This file extends the configuration from the ’cabal.project’ file and thus is used as the project configuration for all other commands (such as
The freeze file can be kept in source control. To make small adjustments it may be edited manually, or to make bigger changes you may wish to delete the file and re-freeze. For more control, one approach is to try variations using once you have a satisfactory solution to freeze it using the ’new-freeze’ command with the same set of flags.
Examples:
cabal new-freeze
Freeze the configuration of the current project
cabal new-build --dry-run --constraint="aeson < 1"
Check what a solution with the given constraints would look like
cabal new-freeze --constraint="aeson < 1"
Freeze a solution using the given constraints
Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v2-haddock
Usage: cabal v2-haddock [FLAGS] TARGET
Build Haddock documentation for the specified packages within the project.
Any package in the project can be specified. If no package is specified, the default is to build the documentation for the package in the current directory. The default behaviour is to build documentation for the exposed modules of the library component (if any). This can be changed with the
Currently, documentation for dependencies is NOT built. This behavior may change in future.
Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’,
Build Haddock documentation for the specified packages within the project.
Any package in the project can be specified. If no package is specified, the default is to build the documentation for the package in the current directory. The default behaviour is to build documentation for the exposed modules of the library component (if any). This can be changed with the
Currently, documentation for dependencies is NOT built. This behavior may change in future.
Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’,
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal new-haddock
Usage: cabal new-haddock [FLAGS] TARGET
Build Haddock documentation for the specified packages within the project.
Any package in the project can be specified. If no package is specified, the default is to build the documentation for the package in the current directory. The default behaviour is to build documentation for the exposed modules of the library component (if any). This can be changed with the
Currently, documentation for dependencies is NOT built. This behavior may change in future.
Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’,
Examples:
cabal new-haddock pkgname Build documentation for the package named pkgname
Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v2-install
Usage: cabal v2-install [TARGETS] [FLAGS]
Installs one or more packages. This is done by installing them in the store and symlinking the executables in the directory specified by the --symlink-bindir flag (‘~/.cabal/bin/‘ by default). If you want the installed executables to be available globally, make sure that the PATH environment variable contains that directory.
If TARGET is a library, it will be added to the global environment. When doing this, cabal will try to build a plan that includes all the previously installed libraries. This is currently not implemented.
Installs one or more packages. This is done by installing them in the store and symlinking the executables in the directory specified by the --symlink-bindir flag (‘~/.cabal/bin/‘ by default). If you want the installed executables to be available globally, make sure that the PATH environment variable contains that directory.
If TARGET is a library, it will be added to the global environment. When doing this, cabal will try to build a plan that includes all the previously installed libraries. This is currently not implemented.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--keep-temp-files

Keep temporary files
--hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--foreign-libraries

Run haddock for Foreign Library targets
--all

Run haddock for all targets
--internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--hyperlink-source, --hyperlink-sources, --hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
--lib

Install libraries rather than executables from the target package.
--package-env, --env ENV
Set the environment file that may be modified.
cabal new-install
Usage: cabal new-install [TARGETS] [FLAGS]
Installs one or more packages. This is done by installing them in the store and symlinking the executables in the directory specified by the --symlink-bindir flag (‘~/.cabal/bin/‘ by default). If you want the installed executables to be available globally, make sure that the PATH environment variable contains that directory.
If TARGET is a library, it will be added to the global environment. When doing this, cabal will try to build a plan that includes all the previously installed libraries. This is currently not implemented.
Examples:
cabal new-install
Install the package in the current directory
cabal new-install pkgname
Install the package named pkgname (fetching it from hackage if necessary)
cabal new-install ./pkgfoo
Install the package in the ./pkgfoo directory Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--keep-temp-files

Keep temporary files
--hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--foreign-libraries

Run haddock for Foreign Library targets
--all

Run haddock for all targets
--internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--hyperlink-source, --hyperlink-sources, --hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
--lib

Install libraries rather than executables from the target package.
--package-env, --env ENV
Set the environment file that may be modified.
cabal v2-run
Usage: cabal v2-run [TARGET] [FLAGS] [-- EXECUTABLE_FLAGS]
Runs the specified executable-like component (an executable, a test, or a benchmark), first ensuring it is up to date.
Any executable-like component in any package in the project can be specified. A package can be specified if contains just one executable-like. The default is to use the package in the current directory if it contains just one executable-like.
Extra arguments can be passed to the program, but use ’--’ to separate arguments for the program from arguments for cabal. The executable is run in an environment where it can find its data files inplace in the build tree.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Runs the specified executable-like component (an executable, a test, or a benchmark), first ensuring it is up to date.
Any executable-like component in any package in the project can be specified. A package can be specified if contains just one executable-like. The default is to use the package in the current directory if it contains just one executable-like.
Extra arguments can be passed to the program, but use ’--’ to separate arguments for the program from arguments for cabal. The executable is run in an environment where it can find its data files inplace in the build tree.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal new-run
Usage: cabal new-run [TARGET] [FLAGS] [-- EXECUTABLE_FLAGS]
Runs the specified executable-like component (an executable, a test, or a benchmark), first ensuring it is up to date.
Any executable-like component in any package in the project can be specified. A package can be specified if contains just one executable-like. The default is to use the package in the current directory if it contains just one executable-like.
Extra arguments can be passed to the program, but use ’--’ to separate arguments for the program from arguments for cabal. The executable is run in an environment where it can find its data files inplace in the build tree.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Examples:
cabal new-run
Run the executable-like in the package in the current directory
cabal new-run foo-tool
Run the named executable-like (in any package in the project)
cabal new-run pkgfoo:foo-tool
Run the executable-like ’foo-tool’ in the package ’pkgfoo’
cabal new-run foo -O2 -- dothing --fooflag
Build with ’-O2’ and run the program, passing it extra arguments.
Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v2-test
Usage: cabal v2-test [TARGETS] [FLAGS]
Runs the specified test-suites, first ensuring they are up to date.
Any test-suite in any package in the project can be specified. A package can be specified in which case all the test-suites in the package are run. The default is to run all the test-suites in the package in the current directory.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
To pass command-line arguments to a test suite, see the v2-run command.
Runs the specified test-suites, first ensuring they are up to date.
Any test-suite in any package in the project can be specified. A package can be specified in which case all the test-suites in the package are run. The default is to run all the test-suites in the package in the current directory.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
To pass command-line arguments to a test suite, see the v2-run command.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal new-test
Usage: cabal new-test [TARGETS] [FLAGS]
Runs the specified test-suites, first ensuring they are up to date.
Any test-suite in any package in the project can be specified. A package can be specified in which case all the test-suites in the package are run. The default is to run all the test-suites in the package in the current directory.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
To pass command-line arguments to a test suite, see the new-run command.
Examples:
cabal new-test
Run all the test-suites in the package in the current directory
cabal new-test pkgname
Run all the test-suites in the package named pkgname
cabal new-test cname
Run the test-suite named cname
cabal new-test cname --enable-coverage
Run the test-suite built with code coverage (including local libs used)
Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v2-bench
Usage: cabal v2-bench [TARGETS] [FLAGS]
Runs the specified benchmarks, first ensuring they are up to date.
Any benchmark in any package in the project can be specified. A package can be specified in which case all the benchmarks in the package are run. The default is to run all the benchmarks in the package in the current directory.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Runs the specified benchmarks, first ensuring they are up to date.
Any benchmark in any package in the project can be specified. A package can be specified in which case all the benchmarks in the package are run. The default is to run all the benchmarks in the package in the current directory.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal new-bench
Usage: cabal new-bench [TARGETS] [FLAGS]
Runs the specified benchmarks, first ensuring they are up to date.
Any benchmark in any package in the project can be specified. A package can be specified in which case all the benchmarks in the package are run. The default is to run all the benchmarks in the package in the current directory.
Dependencies are built or rebuilt as necessary. Additional configuration flags can be specified on the command line and these extend the project configuration from the ’cabal.project’, ’cabal.project.local’ and other files.
Examples:
cabal new-bench
Run all the benchmarks in the package in the current directory
cabal new-bench pkgname
Run all the benchmarks in the package named pkgname
cabal new-bench cname
Run the benchmark named cname
cabal new-bench cname -O2
Run the benchmark built with ’-O2’ (including local libs used)
Note: this command is part of the new project-based system (aka nix-style local builds). These features are currently in beta. Please see http://cabal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/nix-local-build-overview.html for details and advice on what you can expect to work. If you encounter problems please file issues at https://github.com/haskell/cabal/issues and if you have any time to get involved and help with testing, fixing bugs etc then that is very much appreciated.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v2-exec
Usage: cabal v2-exec [FLAGS] [--] COMMAND [--] [ARGS]
During development it is often useful to run build tasks and perform one-off program executions to experiment with the behavior of build tools. It is convenient to run these tools in the same way cabal itself would. The ‘cabal v2-exec‘ command provides a way to do so.
Compiler tools will be configured to see the same subset of the store that builds would see. The PATH is modified to make all executables in the dependency tree available (provided they have been built already). Commands are also rewritten in the way cabal itself would. For example, ‘cabal v2-exec ghc‘ will consult the configuration to choose an appropriate version of ghc and to include any ghc-specific flags requested.
During development it is often useful to run build tasks and perform one-off program executions to experiment with the behavior of build tools. It is convenient to run these tools in the same way cabal itself would. The ‘cabal v2-exec‘ command provides a way to do so.
Compiler tools will be configured to see the same subset of the store that builds would see. The PATH is modified to make all executables in the dependency tree available (provided they have been built already). Commands are also rewritten in the way cabal itself would. For example, ‘cabal v2-exec ghc‘ will consult the configuration to choose an appropriate version of ghc and to include any ghc-specific flags requested.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal new-exec
Usage: cabal new-exec [FLAGS] [--] COMMAND [--] [ARGS]
During development it is often useful to run build tasks and perform one-off program executions to experiment with the behavior of build tools. It is convenient to run these tools in the same way cabal itself would. The ‘cabal new-exec‘ command provides a way to do so.
Compiler tools will be configured to see the same subset of the store that builds would see. The PATH is modified to make all executables in the dependency tree available (provided they have been built already). Commands are also rewritten in the way cabal itself would. For example, ‘cabal new-exec ghc‘ will consult the configuration to choose an appropriate version of ghc and to include any ghc-specific flags requested.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v2-clean
Usage: cabal v2-clean [FLAGS]
Removes all temporary files created during the building process (.hi, .o, preprocessed sources, etc.) and also empties out the local caches (by default).
Removes all temporary files created during the building process (.hi, .o, preprocessed sources, etc.) and also empties out the local caches (by default).
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
-s, --save-config

Save configuration, only remove build artifacts
cabal new-clean
Usage: cabal new-clean [FLAGS]
Removes all temporary files created during the building process (.hi, .o, preprocessed sources, etc.) and also empties out the local caches (by default).
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
-s, --save-config

Save configuration, only remove build artifacts
cabal v2-sdist
Usage: cabal v2-sdist [FLAGS] [PACKAGES]
Generates tarballs of project packages suitable for upload to Hackage.
Generates tarballs of project packages suitable for upload to Hackage.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
-l, --list-only

Just list the sources, do not make a tarball
-z, --null-sep

Separate the source files with NUL bytes rather than newlines.
--targz
Produce a ’.tar.gz’ format archive (default and required for uploading to hackage)
--zip
Produce a ’.zip’ format archive
-o, --output-dir, --outputdir PATH
Choose the output directory of this command. ’-’ sends all output to stdout
cabal new-sdist
Usage: cabal new-sdist [FLAGS] [PACKAGES]
Generates tarballs of project packages suitable for upload to Hackage.
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
-l, --list-only

Just list the sources, do not make a tarball
-z, --null-sep

Separate the source files with NUL bytes rather than newlines.
--targz
Produce a ’.tar.gz’ format archive (default and required for uploading to hackage)
--zip
Produce a ’.zip’ format archive
-o, --output-dir, --outputdir PATH
Choose the output directory of this command. ’-’ sends all output to stdout
cabal configure
Usage: cabal configure [FLAGS]
Configure how the package is built by setting package (and other) flags.
The configuration affects several other commands, including build, test, bench, run, repl.
The flags --with-PROG and --PROG-option(s) can be used with the following programs:
alex ar c2hs cpphs doctest gcc ghc ghc-pkg ghcjs ghcjs-pkg greencard haddock
happy haskell-suite haskell-suite-pkg hmake hpc hsc2hs hscolour jhc ld
pkg-config runghc strip tar uhc
Examples:
cabal configure
Configure with defaults;
cabal configure --enable-tests -fcustomflag
Configure building package including tests,
with some package-specific flag.
The configure command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-configure command or the legacy v1-configure alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
cabal v1-configure
Usage: cabal v1-configure [FLAGS]
Configure how the package is built by setting package (and other) flags.
The configuration affects several other commands, including v1-build, v1-test, v1-bench, v1-run, v1-repl.
The flags --with-PROG and --PROG-option(s) can be used with the following programs:
alex ar c2hs cpphs doctest gcc ghc ghc-pkg ghcjs ghcjs-pkg greencard haddock
happy haskell-suite haskell-suite-pkg hmake hpc hsc2hs hscolour jhc ld
pkg-config runghc strip tar uhc
Examples:
cabal v1-configure
Configure with defaults;
cabal v1-configure --enable-tests -fcustomflag
Configure building package including tests,
with some package-specific flag.
The v1-configure command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
cabal update
Usage: cabal update [FLAGS]
For all known remote repositories, download the package list.
Relevant global configuration keys:
remote-repo
remote-repo-cache
local-repo
The update command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-update command or the legacy v1-update alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--index-state STATE
Update the source package index to its state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
cabal v1-update
Usage: cabal v1-update [FLAGS]
For all known remote repositories, download the package list.
Relevant global configuration keys:
remote-repo
remote-repo-cache
local-repo
The v1-update command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--index-state STATE
Update the source package index to its state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
cabal build
Usage: cabal build [FLAGS]
or: cabal build COMPONENTS [FLAGS]
Components encompass executables, tests, and benchmarks.
Affected by configuration options, see ‘configure‘.
Examples:
cabal build All the components in the package
cabal build foo A component (i.e. lib, exe, test suite)
The flags --with-PROG and --PROG-option(s) can be used with the following programs:
alex ar c2hs cpphs doctest gcc ghc ghc-pkg ghcjs ghcjs-pkg greencard haddock
happy haskell-suite haskell-suite-pkg hmake hpc hsc2hs hscolour jhc ld
pkg-config runghc strip tar uhc
The build command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-build command or the legacy v1-build alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal v1-build
Usage: cabal v1-build [FLAGS]
or: cabal v1-build COMPONENTS [FLAGS]
Components encompass executables, tests, and benchmarks.
Affected by configuration options, see ‘v1-configure‘.
Examples:
cabal v1-build All the components in the package
cabal v1-build foo A component (i.e. lib, exe, test suite)
The flags --with-PROG and --PROG-option(s) can be used with the following programs:
alex ar c2hs cpphs doctest gcc ghc ghc-pkg ghcjs ghcjs-pkg greencard haddock
happy haskell-suite haskell-suite-pkg hmake hpc hsc2hs hscolour jhc ld
pkg-config runghc strip tar uhc
The v1-build command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal repl
Usage: cabal repl [COMPONENT] [FLAGS]
If the current directory contains no package, ignores COMPONENT parameters and opens an interactive interpreter session; if a sandbox is present, its package database will be used.
Otherwise, (re)configures with the given or default flags, and loads the interpreter with the relevant modules. For executables, tests and benchmarks, loads the main module (and its dependencies); for libraries all exposed/other modules.
The default component is the library itself, or the executable if that is the only component.
Support for loading specific modules is planned but not implemented yet. For certain scenarios, ‘cabal exec -- ghci :l Foo‘ may be used instead. Note that ‘exec‘ will not (re)configure and you will have to specify the location of other modules, if required.
Examples:
cabal repl The first component in the package
cabal repl foo A named component (i.e. lib, exe, test suite)
cabal repl --ghc-options="-lstdc++" Specifying flags for interpreter
The repl command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-repl command or the legacy v1-repl alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--reload

Used from within an interpreter to update files.
--repl-options FLAG
use this option for the repl
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal v1-repl
Usage: cabal v1-repl [COMPONENT] [FLAGS]
If the current directory contains no package, ignores COMPONENT parameters and opens an interactive interpreter session; if a sandbox is present, its package database will be used.
Otherwise, (re)configures with the given or default flags, and loads the interpreter with the relevant modules. For executables, tests and benchmarks, loads the main module (and its dependencies); for libraries all exposed/other modules.
The default component is the library itself, or the executable if that is the only component.
Support for loading specific modules is planned but not implemented yet. For certain scenarios, ‘cabal v1-exec -- ghci :l Foo‘ may be used instead. Note that ‘v1-exec‘ will not (re)configure and you will have to specify the location of other modules, if required.
Examples:
cabal v1-repl The first component in the package
cabal v1-repl foo A named component (i.e. lib, exe, test suite)
cabal v1-repl --ghc-options="-lstdc++" Specifying flags for interpreter
The v1-repl command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--reload

Used from within an interpreter to update files.
--repl-options FLAG
use this option for the repl
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal freeze
Usage: cabal freeze [FLAGS]
Calculates a valid set of dependencies and their exact versions. If successful, saves the result to the file ‘cabal.config‘.
The package versions specified in ‘cabal.config‘ will be used for any future installs.
An existing ‘cabal.config‘ is ignored and overwritten.
The freeze command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-freeze command or the legacy v1-freeze alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--dry-run

Do not freeze anything, only print what would be frozen
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

freezing of the dependencies of any tests suites in the package description file.
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

freezing of the dependencies of any benchmarks suites in the package description file.
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
cabal v1-freeze
Usage: cabal freeze [FLAGS]
Calculates a valid set of dependencies and their exact versions. If successful, saves the result to the file ‘cabal.config‘.
The package versions specified in ‘cabal.config‘ will be used for any future installs.
An existing ‘cabal.config‘ is ignored and overwritten.
The v1-freeze command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--dry-run

Do not freeze anything, only print what would be frozen
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

freezing of the dependencies of any tests suites in the package description file.
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

freezing of the dependencies of any benchmarks suites in the package description file.
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
cabal haddock
Usage: cabal haddock [FLAGS]
or: cabal haddock COMPONENTS [FLAGS]
Requires the program haddock, version 2.x.
The haddock command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-haddock command or the legacy v1-haddock alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--keep-temp-files

Keep temporary files
--hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--foreign-libraries

Run haddock for Foreign Library targets
--all

Run haddock for all targets
--internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--hyperlink-source, --hyperlink-sources, --hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
cabal v1-haddock
Usage: cabal v1-haddock [FLAGS]
or: cabal v1-haddock COMPONENTS [FLAGS]
Requires the program haddock, version 2.x.
The v1-haddock command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--keep-temp-files

Keep temporary files
--hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--foreign-libraries

Run haddock for Foreign Library targets
--all

Run haddock for all targets
--internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--hyperlink-source, --hyperlink-sources, --hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
cabal install
Usage: cabal install [FLAGS]
or: cabal install [FLAGS] PACKAGES
Installs one or more packages. By default, the installed package will be registered in the user’s package database or, if a sandbox is present in the current directory, inside the sandbox.
If PACKAGES are specified, downloads and installs those packages. Otherwise, install the package in the current directory (and/or its dependencies) (there must be exactly one .cabal file in the current directory).
When using a sandbox, the flags for ‘install‘ only affect the current command and have no effect on future commands. (To achieve that, ‘configure‘ must be used.) In contrast, without a sandbox, the flags to ‘install‘ are saved and affect future commands such as ‘build‘ and ‘repl‘. See the help for ‘configure‘ for a list of commands being affected.
Installed executables will by default (and without a sandbox) be put into ‘~/.cabal/bin/‘. If you want installed executable to be available globally, make sure that the PATH environment variable contains that directory. When using a sandbox, executables will be put into ‘$SANDBOX/bin/‘ (by default: ‘./.cabal-sandbox/bin/‘).
When specifying --bindir, consider also specifying --datadir; this way the sandbox can be deleted and the executable should continue working as long as bindir and datadir are left untouched.
The flags --with-PROG and --PROG-option(s) can be used with the following programs:
alex ar c2hs cpphs doctest gcc ghc ghc-pkg ghcjs ghcjs-pkg greencard haddock
happy haskell-suite haskell-suite-pkg hmake hpc hsc2hs hscolour jhc ld
pkg-config runghc strip tar uhc
Examples:
cabal install Package in the current directory
cabal install foo Package from the hackage server
cabal install foo-1.0 Specific version of a package
cabal install ’foo < 2’ Constrained package version
cabal install haddock --bindir=$HOME/hask-bin/ --datadir=$HOME/hask-data/
Change installation destination
The install command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-install command or the legacy v1-install alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal v1-install
Usage: cabal v1-install [FLAGS]
or: cabal v1-install [FLAGS] PACKAGES
Installs one or more packages. By default, the installed package will be registered in the user’s package database or, if a sandbox is present in the current directory, inside the sandbox.
If PACKAGES are specified, downloads and installs those packages. Otherwise, install the package in the current directory (and/or its dependencies) (there must be exactly one .cabal file in the current directory).
When using a sandbox, the flags for ‘v1-install‘ only affect the current command and have no effect on future commands. (To achieve that, ‘v1-configure‘ must be used.) In contrast, without a sandbox, the flags to ‘v1-install‘ are saved and affect future commands such as ‘v1-build‘ and ‘v1-repl‘. See the help for ‘v1-configure‘ for a list of commands being affected.
Installed executables will by default (and without a sandbox) be put into ‘~/.cabal/bin/‘. If you want installed executable to be available globally, make sure that the PATH environment variable contains that directory. When using a sandbox, executables will be put into ‘$SANDBOX/bin/‘ (by default: ‘./.cabal-sandbox/bin/‘).
When specifying --bindir, consider also specifying --datadir; this way the sandbox can be deleted and the executable should continue working as long as bindir and datadir are left untouched.
The flags --with-PROG and --PROG-option(s) can be used with the following programs:
alex ar c2hs cpphs doctest gcc ghc ghc-pkg ghcjs ghcjs-pkg greencard haddock
happy haskell-suite haskell-suite-pkg hmake hpc hsc2hs hscolour jhc ld
pkg-config runghc strip tar uhc
Examples:
cabal v1-install Package in the current directory
cabal v1-install foo Package from the hackage server
cabal v1-install foo-1.0 Specific version of a package
cabal v1-install ’foo < 2’ Constrained package version
cabal v1-install haddock --bindir=$HOME/hask-bin/ --datadir=$HOME/hask-data/
Change installation destination
The v1-install command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--enable-documentation
--disable-documentation

building of documentation
--doc-index-file TEMPLATE
A central index of haddock API documentation (template cannot use $pkgid)
--dry-run

Do not install anything, only print what would be installed.
--max-backjumps NUM
Maximum number of backjumps allowed while solving (default: 2000). Use a negative number to enable unlimited backtracking. Use 0 to disable backtracking completely.
--reorder-goals
--no-reorder-goals

Try to reorder goals according to certain heuristics. Slows things down on average, but may make backtracking faster for some packages.
--count-conflicts
--no-count-conflicts

Try to speed up solving by preferring goals that are involved in a lot of conflicts (default).
--independent-goals
--no-independent-goals

Treat several goals on the command line as independent. If several goals depend on the same package, different versions can be chosen.
--shadow-installed-packages
--no-shadow-installed-packages

If multiple package instances of the same version are installed, treat all but one as shadowed.
--strong-flags
--no-strong-flags

Do not defer flag choices (this used to be the default in cabal-install <= 1.20).
--allow-boot-library-installs
--no-allow-boot-library-installs

Allow cabal to install base, ghc-prim, integer-simple, integer-gmp, and template-haskell.
--reinstall
--no-reinstall

Install even if it means installing the same version again.
--avoid-reinstalls
--no-avoid-reinstalls

Do not select versions that would destructively overwrite installed packages.
--force-reinstalls
--no-force-reinstalls

Reinstall packages even if they will most likely break other installed packages.
--upgrade-dependencies
--no-upgrade-dependencies

Pick the latest version for all dependencies, rather than trying to pick an installed version.
--only-dependencies
--no-only-dependencies

Install only the dependencies necessary to build the given packages
--dependencies-only
--no-dependencies-only

A synonym for --only-dependencies
--index-state STATE
Use source package index state as it existed at a previous time. Accepts unix-timestamps (e.g. ’@1474732068’), ISO8601 UTC timestamps (e.g. ’2016-09-24T17:47:48Z’), or ’HEAD’ (default: ’HEAD’).
--root-cmd COMMAND
(No longer supported, do not use.)
--symlink-bindir DIR
Add symlinks to installed executables into this directory.
--build-summary TEMPLATE
Save build summaries to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--build-log TEMPLATE
Log all builds to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch)
--remote-build-reporting LEVEL
Generate build reports to send to a remote server (none, anonymous or detailed).
--report-planning-failure

Generate build reports when the dependency solver fails. This is used by the Hackage build bot.
--enable-per-component
--disable-per-component

Per-component builds when possible
--one-shot
--no-one-shot

Do not record the packages in the world file.
--run-tests

Run package test suites during installation.
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--keep-going

After a build failure, continue to build other unaffected packages.
--offline
--no-offline

Don’t download packages from the Internet.
--project-file FILE
Set the name of the cabal.project file to search for in parent directories
--only

Only installs the package in the current directory.
--haddock-hoogle

Generate a hoogle database
--haddock-html

Generate HTML documentation (the default)
--haddock-html-location URL
Location of HTML documentation for pre-requisite packages
--haddock-for-hackage
Collection of flags to generate documentation suitable for upload to hackage
--haddock-executables

Run haddock for Executables targets
--haddock-tests

Run haddock for Test Suite targets
--haddock-benchmarks

Run haddock for Benchmark targets
--haddock-all

Run haddock for all targets
--haddock-internal

Run haddock for internal modules and include all symbols
--haddock-css PATH
Use PATH as the haddock stylesheet
--haddock-hyperlink-source, --haddock-hyperlink-sources, --haddock-hyperlinked-source

Hyperlink the documentation to the source code
--haddock-quickjump

Generate an index for interactive documentation navigation
--haddock-hscolour-css PATH
Use PATH as the HsColour stylesheet
--haddock-contents-location URL
Bake URL in as the location for the contents page
cabal run
Usage: cabal run [FLAGS] [EXECUTABLE] [-- EXECUTABLE_FLAGS]
Builds and then runs the specified executable. If no executable is specified, but the package contains just one executable, that one is built and executed.
Use ‘cabal test --show-details=streaming‘ to run a test-suite and get its full output.
Examples:
cabal run
Run the only executable in the current package;
cabal run foo -- --fooflag
Works similar to ‘./foo --fooflag‘.
The run command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-run command or the legacy v1-run alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal v1-run
Usage: cabal v1-run [FLAGS] [EXECUTABLE] [-- EXECUTABLE_FLAGS]
Builds and then runs the specified executable. If no executable is specified, but the package contains just one executable, that one is built and executed.
Use ‘cabal v1-test --show-details=streaming‘ to run a test-suite and get its full output.
Examples:
cabal v1-run
Run the only executable in the current package;
cabal v1-run foo -- --fooflag
Works similar to ‘./foo --fooflag‘.
The v1-run command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal test
Usage: cabal test [FLAGS]
or: cabal test TESTCOMPONENTS [FLAGS]
If necessary (re)configures with ‘--enable-tests‘ flag and builds the test suite.
Remember that the tests’ dependencies must be installed if there are additional ones; e.g. with ‘cabal install --only-dependencies --enable-tests‘.
By defining UserHooks in a custom Setup.hs, the package can define actions to be executed before and after running tests.
The test command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-test command or the legacy v1-test alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--log TEMPLATE
Log all test suite results to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $test-suite, $result)
--machine-log TEMPLATE
Produce a machine-readable log file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $result)
--show-details FILTER
--keep-tix-files

keep .tix files for HPC between test runs
--test-options TEMPLATES
give extra options to test executables (name templates can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $test-suite)
--test-option TEMPLATE
give extra option to test executables (no need to quote options containing spaces, name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $test-suite)
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal v1-test
Usage: cabal v1-test [FLAGS]
or: cabal v1-test TESTCOMPONENTS [FLAGS]
If necessary (re)configures with ‘--enable-tests‘ flag and builds the test suite.
Remember that the tests’ dependencies must be installed if there are additional ones; e.g. with ‘cabal v1-install --only-dependencies --enable-tests‘.
By defining UserHooks in a custom Setup.hs, the package can define actions to be executed before and after running tests.
The v1-test command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--log TEMPLATE
Log all test suite results to file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $test-suite, $result)
--machine-log TEMPLATE
Produce a machine-readable log file (name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $result)
--show-details FILTER
--keep-tix-files

keep .tix files for HPC between test runs
--test-options TEMPLATES
give extra options to test executables (name templates can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $test-suite)
--test-option TEMPLATE
give extra option to test executables (no need to quote options containing spaces, name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $test-suite)
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal bench
Usage: cabal bench [FLAGS]
or: cabal bench BENCHCOMPONENTS [FLAGS]
If necessary (re)configures with ‘--enable-benchmarks‘ flag and builds the benchmarks.
Remember that the benchmarks’ dependencies must be installed if there are additional ones; e.g. with ‘cabal install --only-dependencies --enable-benchmarks‘.
By defining UserHooks in a custom Setup.hs, the package can define actions to be executed before and after running benchmarks.
The bench command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-bench command or the legacy v1-bench alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--benchmark-options TEMPLATES
give extra options to benchmark executables (name templates can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $benchmark)
--benchmark-option TEMPLATE
give extra option to benchmark executables (no need to quote options containing spaces, name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $benchmark)
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal v1-bench
Usage: cabal v1-bench [FLAGS]
or: cabal v1-bench BENCHCOMPONENTS [FLAGS]
If necessary (re)configures with ‘--enable-benchmarks‘ flag and builds the benchmarks.
Remember that the benchmarks’ dependencies must be installed if there are additional ones; e.g. with ‘cabal v1-install --only-dependencies --enable-benchmarks‘.
By defining UserHooks in a custom Setup.hs, the package can define actions to be executed before and after running benchmarks.
The v1-bench command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--benchmark-options TEMPLATES
give extra options to benchmark executables (name templates can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $benchmark)
--benchmark-option TEMPLATE
give extra option to benchmark executables (no need to quote options containing spaces, name template can use $pkgid, $compiler, $os, $arch, $benchmark)
-j, --jobs [NUM]
Run NUM jobs simultaneously (or ’$ncpus’ if no NUM is given).
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--only
Don’t reinstall add-source dependencies (sandbox-only)
cabal exec
Usage: cabal exec [FLAGS] [--] COMMAND [--] [ARGS]
A directly invoked GHC will not automatically be aware of any sandboxes: the GHC_PACKAGE_PATH environment variable controls what GHC uses. ‘cabal exec‘ can be used to modify this variable: COMMAND will be executed in a modified environment and thereby uses the sandbox package database.
If there is no sandbox, behaves as identity (executing COMMAND).
Note that other cabal commands change the environment variable appropriately already, so there is no need to wrap those in ‘cabal exec‘. But with ‘cabal exec‘, the user has more control and can, for example, execute custom scripts which indirectly execute GHC.
Note that ‘cabal repl‘ is different from ‘cabal exec -- ghci‘ as the latter will not forward any additional flags being defined in the local package to ghci.
See ‘cabal sandbox‘.
Examples:
cabal exec -- ghci -Wall
Start a repl session with sandbox packages and all warnings;
cabal exec gitit -- -f gitit.cnf
Give gitit access to the sandbox packages, and pass it a flag;
cabal exec runghc Foo.hs
Execute runghc on Foo.hs with runghc configured to use the
sandbox package database (if a sandbox is being used).
The exec command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-exec command or the legacy v1-exec alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
cabal v1-exec
Usage: cabal v1-exec [FLAGS] [--] COMMAND [--] [ARGS]
A directly invoked GHC will not automatically be aware of any sandboxes: the GHC_PACKAGE_PATH environment variable controls what GHC uses. ‘cabal v1-exec‘ can be used to modify this variable: COMMAND will be executed in a modified environment and thereby uses the sandbox package database.
If there is no sandbox, behaves as identity (executing COMMAND).
Note that other cabal commands change the environment variable appropriately already, so there is no need to wrap those in ‘cabal v1-exec‘. But with ‘cabal v1-exec‘, the user has more control and can, for example, execute custom scripts which indirectly execute GHC.
Note that ‘cabal v1-repl‘ is different from ‘cabal v1-exec -- ghci‘ as the latter will not forward any additional flags being defined in the local package to ghci.
See ‘cabal sandbox‘.
Examples:
cabal v1-exec -- ghci -Wall
Start a repl session with sandbox packages and all warnings;
cabal v1-exec gitit -- -f gitit.cnf
Give gitit access to the sandbox packages, and pass it a flag;
cabal v1-exec runghc Foo.hs
Execute runghc on Foo.hs with runghc configured to use the
sandbox package database (if a sandbox is being used).
The v1-exec command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
cabal clean
Usage: cabal clean [FLAGS]
Removes .hi, .o, preprocessed sources, etc.
The clean command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-clean command or the legacy v1-clean alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-s, --save-configure

Do not remove the configuration file (dist/setup-config) during cleaning. Saves need to reconfigure.
cabal v1-clean
Usage: cabal v1-clean [FLAGS]
Removes .hi, .o, preprocessed sources, etc.
The v1-clean command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-s, --save-configure

Do not remove the configuration file (dist/setup-config) during cleaning. Saves need to reconfigure.
cabal sdist
Usage: cabal sdist [FLAGS]
The sdist command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-sdist command or the legacy v1-sdist alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--list-sources FILE
Just write a list of the package’s sources to a file
--snapshot

Produce a snapshot source distribution
--output-directory DIR
Generate a source distribution in the given directory, without creating a tarball
--targz
Produce a ’.tar.gz’ format archive (default and required for uploading to hackage)
--zip
Produce a ’.zip’ format archive
cabal v1-sdist
Usage: cabal v1-sdist [FLAGS]
The v1-sdist command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--list-sources FILE
Just write a list of the package’s sources to a file
--snapshot

Produce a snapshot source distribution
--output-directory DIR
Generate a source distribution in the given directory, without creating a tarball
--targz
Produce a ’.tar.gz’ format archive (default and required for uploading to hackage)
--zip
Produce a ’.zip’ format archive
cabal doctest
Usage: cabal doctest [FLAGS]
Requires the program doctest, version 0.12.
The doctest command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-doctest command or the legacy v1-doctest alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
cabal v1-doctest
Usage: cabal v1-doctest [FLAGS]
Requires the program doctest, version 0.12.
The v1-doctest command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
cabal copy
Usage: cabal copy [FLAGS]
or: cabal copy COMPONENTS [FLAGS]
Components encompass executables and libraries. Does not call register, and allows a prefix at install time. Without the --destdir flag, configure determines location.
Examples:
cabal copy All the components in the package
cabal copy foo A component (i.e. lib, exe, test suite) The copy command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-copy command or the legacy v1-copy alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--destdir DIR
directory to copy files to, prepended to installation directories
--target-package-db DATABASE
package database to copy files into. Required when using ${pkgroot} prefix.
cabal v1-copy
Usage: cabal v1-copy [FLAGS]
or: cabal v1-copy COMPONENTS [FLAGS]
Components encompass executables and libraries. Does not call register, and allows a prefix at install time. Without the --destdir flag, configure determines location.
Examples:
cabal v1-copy All the components in the package
cabal v1-copy foo A component (i.e. lib, exe, test suite) The v1-copy command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--destdir DIR
directory to copy files to, prepended to installation directories
--target-package-db DATABASE
package database to copy files into. Required when using ${pkgroot} prefix.
cabal register
Usage: cabal register [FLAGS]
The register command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-register command or the legacy v1-register alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--user
upon registration, register this package in the user’s local package database
--global
(default)upon registration, register this package in the system-wide package database
--inplace

register the package in the build location, so it can be used without being installed
--gen-script

instead of registering, generate a script to register later
--gen-pkg-config [PKG]
instead of registering, generate a package registration file/directory
--print-ipid

print the installed package ID calculated for this package
cabal v1-register
Usage: cabal v1-register [FLAGS]
The v1-register command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
--user
upon registration, register this package in the user’s local package database
--global
(default)upon registration, register this package in the system-wide package database
--inplace

register the package in the build location, so it can be used without being installed
--gen-script

instead of registering, generate a script to register later
--gen-pkg-config [PKG]
instead of registering, generate a package registration file/directory
--print-ipid

print the installed package ID calculated for this package
cabal reconfigure
Usage: cabal reconfigure [FLAGS]
Run ‘configure‘ with the most recently used flags, or append FLAGS to the most recently used configuration. Accepts the same flags as ‘cabal configure’. If the package has never been configured, the default flags are used.
Examples:
cabal reconfigure
Configure with the most recently used flags.
cabal reconfigure -w PATH
Reconfigure with the most recently used flags,
but use the compiler at PATH.
The reconfigure command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-reconfigure command or the legacy v1-reconfigure alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
cabal v1-reconfigure
Usage: cabal v1-reconfigure [FLAGS]
Run ‘configure‘ with the most recently used flags, or append FLAGS to the most recently used configuration. Accepts the same flags as ‘cabal v1-configure’. If the package has never been configured, the default flags are used.
Examples:
cabal v1-reconfigure
Configure with the most recently used flags.
cabal v1-reconfigure -w PATH
Reconfigure with the most recently used flags,
but use the compiler at PATH.
The v1-reconfigure command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--builddir, --distdir, --distpref DIR
The directory where Cabal puts generated build files (default dist)
-g, --ghc
compile with GHC
--ghcjs
compile with GHCJS
--uhc
compile with UHC
--haskell-suite
compile with a haskell-suite compiler
--cabal-file PATH
use this Cabal file
-w, --with-compiler PATH
give the path to a particular compiler
--with-hc-pkg PATH
give the path to the package tool
--prefix DIR
bake this prefix in preparation of installation
--bindir DIR
installation directory for executables
--libdir DIR
installation directory for libraries
--libsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libdir in which libs are installed
--dynlibdir DIR
installation directory for dynamic libraries
--libexecdir DIR
installation directory for program executables
--libexecsubdir DIR
subdirectory of libexecdir in which private executables are installed
--datadir DIR
installation directory for read-only data
--datasubdir DIR
subdirectory of datadir in which data files are installed
--docdir DIR
installation directory for documentation
--htmldir DIR
installation directory for HTML documentation
--haddockdir DIR
installation directory for haddock interfaces
--sysconfdir DIR
installation directory for configuration files
--program-prefix PREFIX
prefix to be applied to installed executables
--program-suffix SUFFIX
suffix to be applied to installed executables
--enable-library-vanilla
--disable-library-vanilla

Vanilla libraries
-p, --enable-library-profiling
--disable-library-profiling

Library profiling
--enable-shared
--disable-shared

Shared library
--enable-static
--disable-static

Static library
--enable-executable-dynamic
--disable-executable-dynamic

Executable dynamic linking
--enable-profiling
--disable-profiling

Executable and library profiling
--enable-executable-profiling
--disable-executable-profiling

Executable profiling (DEPRECATED)
--profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for executable and library (default, none, exported-functions, toplevel-functions, all-functions).
--library-profiling-detail level
Profiling detail level for libraries only.
-O, --enable-optimization, --enable-optimisation [n]
Build with optimization (n is 0--2, default is 1)
--disable-optimization, --disable-optimisation
Build without optimization
--enable-debug-info [n]
Emit debug info (n is 0--3, default is 0)
--disable-debug-info
Don’t emit debug info
--enable-library-for-ghci
--disable-library-for-ghci

compile library for use with GHCi
--enable-split-sections
--disable-split-sections

compile library code such that unneeded definitions can be dropped from the final executable (GHC 7.8+)
--enable-split-objs
--disable-split-objs

split library into smaller objects to reduce binary sizes (GHC 6.6+)
--enable-executable-stripping
--disable-executable-stripping

strip executables upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--enable-library-stripping
--disable-library-stripping

strip libraries upon installation to reduce binary sizes
--configure-option OPT
Extra option for configure
--user
--global

doing a per-user installation
--package-db DB
Append the given package database to the list of package databases used (to satisfy dependencies and register into). May be a specific file, ’global’ or ’user’. The initial list is [’global’], [’global’, ’user’], or [’global’, $sandbox], depending on context. Use ’clear’ to reset the list to empty. See the user guide for details.
-f, --flags FLAGS
Force values for the given flags in Cabal conditionals in the .cabal file. E.g., --flags="debug -usebytestrings" forces the flag "debug" to true and "usebytestrings" to false.
--extra-include-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for header files
--enable-deterministic
--disable-deterministic

Try to be as deterministic as possible (used by the test suite)
--ipid IPID
Installed package ID to compile this package as
--cid CID
Installed component ID to compile this component as
--extra-lib-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external libraries
--extra-framework-dirs PATH
A list of directories to search for external frameworks (OS X only)
--extra-prog-path PATH
A list of directories to search for required programs (in addition to the normal search locations)
--instantiate-with NAME=MOD
A mapping of signature names to concrete module instantiations.
--enable-tests
--disable-tests

dependency checking and compilation for test suites listed in the package description file.
--enable-coverage
--disable-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only)
--enable-library-coverage
--disable-library-coverage

build package with Haskell Program Coverage. (GHC only) (DEPRECATED)
--enable-benchmarks
--disable-benchmarks

dependency checking and compilation for benchmarks listed in the package description file.
--enable-relocatable
--disable-relocatable

building a package that is relocatable. (GHC only)
--disable-response-files

enable workaround for old versions of programs like "ar" that do not support @file arguments
--with-alex PATH
give the path to alex
--with-ar PATH
give the path to ar
--with-c2hs PATH
give the path to c2hs
--with-cpphs PATH
give the path to cpphs
--with-doctest PATH
give the path to doctest
--with-gcc PATH
give the path to gcc
--with-ghc PATH
give the path to ghc
--with-ghc-pkg PATH
give the path to ghc-pkg
--with-ghcjs PATH
give the path to ghcjs
--with-ghcjs-pkg PATH
give the path to ghcjs-pkg
--with-greencard PATH
give the path to greencard
--with-haddock PATH
give the path to haddock
--with-happy PATH
give the path to happy
--with-haskell-suite PATH
give the path to haskell-suite
--with-haskell-suite-pkg PATH
give the path to haskell-suite-pkg
--with-hmake PATH
give the path to hmake
--with-hpc PATH
give the path to hpc
--with-hsc2hs PATH
give the path to hsc2hs
--with-hscolour PATH
give the path to hscolour
--with-jhc PATH
give the path to jhc
--with-ld PATH
give the path to ld
--with-pkg-config PATH
give the path to pkg-config
--with-runghc PATH
give the path to runghc
--with-strip PATH
give the path to strip
--with-tar PATH
give the path to tar
--with-uhc PATH
give the path to uhc
--alex-option OPT
give an extra option to alex (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ar-option OPT
give an extra option to ar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--c2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to c2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--cpphs-option OPT
give an extra option to cpphs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--doctest-option OPT
give an extra option to doctest (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--gcc-option OPT
give an extra option to gcc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghc-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghc-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ghcjs-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to ghcjs-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--greencard-option OPT
give an extra option to greencard (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haddock-option OPT
give an extra option to haddock (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--happy-option OPT
give an extra option to happy (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--haskell-suite-pkg-option OPT
give an extra option to haskell-suite-pkg (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hmake-option OPT
give an extra option to hmake (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hpc-option OPT
give an extra option to hpc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hsc2hs-option OPT
give an extra option to hsc2hs (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--hscolour-option OPT
give an extra option to hscolour (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--jhc-option OPT
give an extra option to jhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--ld-option OPT
give an extra option to ld (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--pkg-config-option OPT
give an extra option to pkg-config (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--runghc-option OPT
give an extra option to runghc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--strip-option OPT
give an extra option to strip (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--tar-option OPT
give an extra option to tar (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--uhc-option OPT
give an extra option to uhc (no need to quote options containing spaces)
--alex-options OPTS
give extra options to alex
--ar-options OPTS
give extra options to ar
--c2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to c2hs
--cpphs-options OPTS
give extra options to cpphs
--doctest-options OPTS
give extra options to doctest
--gcc-options OPTS
give extra options to gcc
--ghc-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc
--ghc-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghc-pkg
--ghcjs-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs
--ghcjs-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to ghcjs-pkg
--greencard-options OPTS
give extra options to greencard
--haddock-options OPTS
give extra options to haddock
--happy-options OPTS
give extra options to happy
--haskell-suite-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite
--haskell-suite-pkg-options OPTS
give extra options to haskell-suite-pkg
--hmake-options OPTS
give extra options to hmake
--hpc-options OPTS
give extra options to hpc
--hsc2hs-options OPTS
give extra options to hsc2hs
--hscolour-options OPTS
give extra options to hscolour
--jhc-options OPTS
give extra options to jhc
--ld-options OPTS
give extra options to ld
--pkg-config-options OPTS
give extra options to pkg-config
--runghc-options OPTS
give extra options to runghc
--strip-options OPTS
give extra options to strip
--tar-options OPTS
give extra options to tar
--uhc-options OPTS
give extra options to uhc
--cabal-lib-version VERSION
Select which version of the Cabal lib to use to build packages (useful for testing).
--constraint CONSTRAINT
Specify constraints on a package (version, installed/source, flags)
--preference CONSTRAINT
Specify preferences (soft constraints) on the version of a package
--solver SOLVER
Select dependency solver to use (default: modular). Choices: modular.
--allow-older [DEPS]
Ignore lower bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
--allow-newer [DEPS]
Ignore upper bounds in all dependencies or DEPS
cabal sandbox
Usage: cabal sandbox init [FLAGS]
or: cabal sandbox delete [FLAGS]
or: cabal sandbox add-source [FLAGS] PATHS
or: cabal sandbox delete-source [FLAGS] PATHS
or: cabal sandbox list-sources [FLAGS]
or: cabal sandbox hc-pkg [FLAGS] [--] COMMAND [--] [ARGS]
Sandboxes are isolated package databases that can be used to prevent dependency conflicts that arise when many different packages are installed in the same database (i.e. the user’s database in the home directory).
A sandbox in the current directory (created by ‘sandbox init‘) will be used instead of the user’s database for commands such as ‘install‘ and ‘build‘. Note that (a directly invoked) GHC will not automatically be aware of sandboxes; only if called via appropriate cabal commands, e.g. ‘repl‘, ‘build‘, ‘exec‘.
Currently, cabal will not search for a sandbox in folders above the current one, so cabal will not see the sandbox if you are in a subfolder of a sandbox.
Subcommands:
init:
Initialize a sandbox in the current directory. An existing package database
will not be modified, but settings (such as the location of the database)
can be modified this way.
delete:
Remove the sandbox; deleting all the packages installed inside.
add-source:
Make one or more local packages available in the sandbox. PATHS may be
relative or absolute. Typical usecase is when you need to make a (temporary)
modification to a dependency: You download the package into a different
directory, make the modification, and add that directory to the sandbox with
‘add-source‘.
Unless given ‘--snapshot‘, any add-source’d dependency that was modified
since the last build will be re-installed automatically.
delete-source:
Remove an add-source dependency; however, this will not delete the
package(s) that have been installed in the sandbox from this dependency. You
can either unregister the package(s) via ‘cabal sandbox hc-pkg
unregister‘ or re-create the sandbox (‘sandbox delete; sandbox init‘).
list-sources:
List the directories of local packages made available via ‘cabal sandbox
add-source‘.
hc-pkg:
Similar to ‘ghc-pkg‘, but for the sandbox package database. Can be used to
list specific/all packages that are installed in the sandbox. For
subcommands, see the help for ghc-pkg. Affected by the compiler version
specified by ‘configure‘.
Relevant global configuration keys:
require-sandbox
ignore-sandbox
Examples:
Set up a sandbox with one local dependency, located at ../foo:
cabal sandbox init
cabal sandbox add-source ../foo
cabal install --only-dependencies
Reset the sandbox:
cabal sandbox delete
cabal sandbox init
cabal install --only-dependencies
List the packages in the sandbox:
cabal sandbox hc-pkg list
Unregister the ‘broken‘ package from the sandbox:
cabal sandbox hc-pkg -- --force unregister broken
The sandbox command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
Please switch to using either the new project style and the new-sandbox command or the legacy v1-sandbox alias as new-style projects will become the default in the next version of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--snapshot

Take a snapshot instead of creating a link (only applies to ’add-source’)
--sandbox DIR
Sandbox location (default: ’./.cabal-sandbox’).
cabal v1-sandbox
Usage: cabal v1-sandbox init [FLAGS]
or: cabal v1-sandbox delete [FLAGS]
or: cabal v1-sandbox add-source [FLAGS] PATHS
or: cabal v1-sandbox delete-source [FLAGS] PATHS
or: cabal v1-sandbox list-sources [FLAGS]
or: cabal v1-sandbox hc-pkg [FLAGS] [--] COMMAND [--] [ARGS]
Sandboxes are isolated package databases that can be used to prevent dependency conflicts that arise when many different packages are installed in the same database (i.e. the user’s database in the home directory).
A sandbox in the current directory (created by ‘v1-sandbox init‘) will be used instead of the user’s database for commands such as ‘v1-install‘ and ‘v1-build‘. Note that (a directly invoked) GHC will not automatically be aware of sandboxes; only if called via appropriate cabal commands, e.g. ‘v1-repl‘, ‘v1-build‘, ‘v1-exec‘.
Currently, cabal will not search for a sandbox in folders above the current one, so cabal will not see the sandbox if you are in a subfolder of a sandbox.
Subcommands:
init:
Initialize a sandbox in the current directory. An existing package database
will not be modified, but settings (such as the location of the database)
can be modified this way.
delete:
Remove the sandbox; deleting all the packages installed inside.
add-source:
Make one or more local packages available in the sandbox. PATHS may be
relative or absolute. Typical usecase is when you need to make a (temporary)
modification to a dependency: You download the package into a different
directory, make the modification, and add that directory to the sandbox with
‘add-source‘.
Unless given ‘--snapshot‘, any add-source’d dependency that was modified
since the last build will be re-installed automatically.
delete-source:
Remove an add-source dependency; however, this will not delete the
package(s) that have been installed in the sandbox from this dependency. You
can either unregister the package(s) via ‘cabal v1-sandbox hc-pkg
unregister‘ or re-create the sandbox (‘v1-sandbox delete; v1-sandbox init‘).
list-sources:
List the directories of local packages made available via ‘cabal v1-sandbox
add-source‘.
hc-pkg:
Similar to ‘ghc-pkg‘, but for the sandbox package database. Can be used to
list specific/all packages that are installed in the sandbox. For
subcommands, see the help for ghc-pkg. Affected by the compiler version
specified by ‘v1-configure‘.
Relevant global configuration keys:
require-sandbox
ignore-sandbox
Examples:
Set up a sandbox with one local dependency, located at ../foo:
cabal v1-sandbox init
cabal v1-sandbox add-source ../foo
cabal v1-install --only-dependencies
Reset the sandbox:
cabal v1-sandbox delete
cabal v1-sandbox init
cabal v1-install --only-dependencies
List the packages in the sandbox:
cabal v1-sandbox hc-pkg list
Unregister the ‘broken‘ package from the sandbox:
cabal v1-sandbox hc-pkg -- --force unregister broken
The v1-sandbox command is a part of the legacy v1 style of cabal usage.
It is a legacy feature and will be removed in a future release of cabal-install. Please file a bug if you cannot replicate a working v1- use case with the new-style commands.
For more information, see: https://wiki.haskell.org/Cabal/NewBuild
Flags:
-v, --verbose [n]
Control verbosity (n is 0--3, default verbosity level is 1)
--snapshot

Take a snapshot instead of creating a link (only applies to ’add-source’)
--sandbox DIR
Sandbox location (default: ’./.cabal-sandbox’).

FILES

~/.cabal/config
The defaults that can be overridden with command-line options.
~/.cabal/world
A list of all packages whose installation has been explicitly requested.

BUGS

To browse the list of known issues or report a new one please see https://github.com/haskell/cabal/labels/cabal-install.
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