axl [options] file...



prints the help message


prints the program version


create a new librarian


extract from a librarian


write a detailed list of the files in the librarian


write a short list of the files in the librarian

[f] file

set the librarian file name

[m] name

set the the start module


axl invokes the cross librarian utility. A librarian is a collection of files that are read by the interpreter. A librarian is similar to an archive. The idea is to store a complete project into a single file and let the interpreter to find them. A librarian is created with the c option. Extracting a file or all files is performed with the x option. Both options c and x are mutually exclusive. The start module can be set with the m.


The current version is the 2.2.0 release.


axc, axd, axi,


The distribution comes with an extensive documentation. The documentation is available online or in the doc directory in the form of formatted xhtml documents.


axl has been written by ([email protected]) Amaury Darsch.