Generates files.

A file is generated into the build tree. Recent versions of the ninja program can build the project through the all target. An install target is also provided.

For each subdirectory sub/dir of the project, additional targets are generated:


Depends on all targets required by the subdirectory.


Runs the install step in the subdirectory, if any.


Runs the test step in the subdirectory, if any.


Runs the package step in the subdirectory, if any.

Fortran Support

The Ninja generator conditionally supports Fortran when the ninja tool has the required features. As of this version of CMake the needed features have not been integrated into upstream Ninja. Kitware maintains a branch of Ninja with the required features on