Command Summary

diameterc [<options>] <file>


The diameterc utility is used to compile a diameter dictionary file into Erlang source. The resulting source implements the interface diameter required to encode and decode the dictionary's messages and AVPs.

The module diameter_make(3) provides an alternate compilation interface.


diameterc [<options>] <file>

Compile a single dictionary file to Erlang source. Valid options are as follows.

-i <dir>

Prepend the specified directory to the code path. Use to point at beam files compiled from inherited dictionaries, @inherits in a dictionary file creating a beam dependency, not an erl/hrl dependency.

Multiple -i options can be specified.

-o <dir>

Write generated source to the specified directory. Defaults to the current working directory.


Suppress erl and hrl generation, respectively.

--name <name>
--prefix <prefix>

Transform the input dictionary before compilation, setting @name or @prefix to the specified string.

--inherits <arg>

Transform the input dictionary before compilation, appending @inherits of the specified string.

Two forms of --inherits have special meaning:

--inherits -
--inherits Prev/Mod

The first has the effect of clearing any previous inherits, the second of replacing a previous inherits of Prev to one of Mod. This allows the semantics of the input dictionary to be changed without modifying the file itself.

Multiple --inherits options can be specified.


Returns 0 on success, non-zero on failure.