flex - Fast lexical analyzer generator

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Quarterly i386
Package filename flex-2.6.4_1.txz
Package name flex
Package version 2.6.4
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type txz
Category textproc
Homepage https://github.com/westes/flex
Maintainer johans@FreeBSD.org
Download size 261.19 KB
Installed size 1.21 MB
Flex is a tool for generating scanners. A scanner, sometimes called a
tokenizer, is a program which recognizes lexical patterns in text. The
flex program reads user-specified input files, or its standard input
if no file names are given, for a description of a scanner to generate.
The description is in the form of pairs of regular expressions and C
code, called rules. Flex generates a C source file named, "lex.yy.c",
which defines the function yylex(). The file "lex.yy.c" can be compiled
and linked to produce an executable. When the executable is run, it
analyzes its input for occurrences of text matching the regular
expressions for each rule. Whenever it finds a match, it executes the
corresponding C code.
WWW: https://github.com/westes/flex
- DOCS: on
- NLS: on


Package Version Architecture Repository
flex-2.6.4_1.txz 2.6.4 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
flex-2.6.4_1.txz 2.6.4 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Latest
flex-2.6.4_1.txz 2.6.4 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
flex - - -


Name Value
gettext-runtime =
indexinfo = 0.3.1
libintl.so.8 -
m4 = 1.4.18_1,1


Type URL
Mirror pkg.freebsd.org
Binary Package flex-2.6.4_1.txz
Source Package textproc/flex

Install Howto

Install flex txz package:

# pkg install flex

See Also

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