Generate compile_commands.json from GNU make output online

Stuck in getting a compile_commands.json out of a C/C++ project using GNU make as the build tool? Copy the make output and paste above and download it, that's it. 😱

To get the output right and efficient, I recommend building projects by the command make clean && make -nw, which will print the directories. It also works perfectly with projects like Redis, which hides the build details from the terminal using ANSI escape code.

Have problems or suggestions? discuss on reddit or email me 🥷

Happy playing GNU make C/C++ projects with VSCode/CLion/clang-tidy/Sourcetrail etc!


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