clang-flags packageHelper library for Atom to determine the clang compiler flags needed for a file. This is useful if you want to write a completion, lint, or other clang-using package.
.clang-completeThe .clang-complete is used by vim's clang-complete script. It contains all the flags needed by a project, one flag per line. It's fairly coarse, not allowing different flags per file, but is still easy to generate, and sufficient for most projects.
CompDBCompDB is a JSON format for specifying the per-file compilation flags (http://clang.llvm.org/docs/JSONCompilationDatabase.html). Clang-flags will look for such a definition recursively up the tree in files called compile-commands.json, treating the location of such a file as the root of the project for relative paths. How to generate such a file depends on the build system in use - ninja and cmake can both generate them natively, and a tool called 'bear' can generate them for other build systems. For example, with ninja a command such as
ninja -t compdb cc cxx > compile_commands.jsonmight get you what you need.