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Passes arguments directly to the compiler command line without translation.

buildoptions { "options" }

If a project includes multiple calls to buildoptions the lists are concatenated, in the order in which they appear in the script.


options is a list of compiler flags and options, specific to a particular compiler.

Applies To

Project configurations.


Premake 4.0 or later.


Use pkg-config style configuration when building on Linux with GCC. Build options are always compiler specific and should be targeted to a particular toolset.

filter { "system:linux", "action:gmake" }
buildoptions { "`wx-config --cxxflags`", "-ansi", "-pedantic" }