In its simplest form,
mixasm is invoked with a single argument,
which is the name of the MIXAL file to be compiled, e.g.
will compile either hello or hello.mixal, producing a binary file named hello.mix if no errors are found.
mixasm can be invoked with the following command
line options (note, that, following GNU’s conventions, we provide a long
option name for each available single letter switch):
mixasm [-vhulO] [-o OUTPUT_FILE] [--version] [--help] [--usage] [--ndebug] [--output=OUTPUT_FILE] [--list[=LIST_FILE]] file
The meaning of these options is as follows:
Prints version and copyleft information and exits.
Prints a summary of available options and exits.
Do not include debugging information in the compiled file, saving
space but disallowing breakpoint setting at source level and symbol
table inspection under
By default, the given source file file.mixal is compiled into file.mix. You can provide a different name for the output file using this option.
This option causes
mixasm to produce, in addition to the
.mix file, an ASCII file containing a summary of the compilation
results. The file is named after the MIXAL source file, changing its
extension to .mls if no argument is provided; otherwise, the
listing file is named according to the argument.