ctest_build([BUILD <build-dir>] [APPEND] [CONFIGURATION <config>] [FLAGS <flags>] [PROJECT_NAME <project-name>] [TARGET <target-name>] [NUMBER_ERRORS <num-err-var>] [NUMBER_WARNINGS <num-warn-var>] [RETURN_VALUE <result-var>] [CAPTURE_CMAKE_ERROR <result-var>] )
Build the project and store results in
Build.xml for submission with the
CTEST_BUILD_COMMAND variable may be set to explicitly specify the build command line. Otherwise the build command line is computed automatically based on the options given.
The options are:
Specify the top-level build directory. If not given, the
CTEST_BINARY_DIRECTORY variable is used.
Build.xml for append to results previously submitted to a dashboard server since the last
ctest_start() call. Append semantics are defined by the dashboard server in use. This does not cause results to be appended to a
.xml file produced by a previous call to this command.
Specify the build configuration (e.g.
Debug). If not specified the
CTEST_BUILD_CONFIGURATION variable will be checked. Otherwise the
-C <cfg> option given to the
ctest(1) command will be used, if any.
Pass additional arguments to the underlying build command. If not specified the
CTEST_BUILD_FLAGS variable will be checked. This can, e.g., be used to trigger a parallel build using the
-j option of make. See the
ProcessorCount module for an example.
Ignored. This was once used but is no longer needed.
Specify the name of a target to build. If not specified the
CTEST_BUILD_TARGET variable will be checked. Otherwise the default target will be built. This is the “all” target (called
ALL_BUILD in Visual Studio Generators).
Store the number of build errors detected in the given variable.
Store the number of build warnings detected in the given variable.
Store the return value of the native build tool in the given variable.
Store in the
<result-var> variable -1 if there are any errors running the command and prevent ctest from returning non-zero if an error occurs.
Suppress any CTest-specific non-error output that would have been printed to the console otherwise. The summary of warnings / errors, as well as the output from the native build tool is unaffected by this option.
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