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autoconf - Generate configuration scripts

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autoconf - Generate configuration scripts


autoconf [ OPTION] ... [TEMPLATE-FILE]


Generate a configuration script from a TEMPLATE-FILE if given, or `' if present, or else `'. Output is sent to the standard output if TEMPLATE-FILE is given, else into `configure'.

Operation modes:

-h, --help
print this help, then exit
-V, --version
print version number, then exit
-v, --verbose
verbosely report processing
-d, --debug
don't remove temporary files
-o, --output=FILE
save output in FILE (stdout is the default)
-W, --warnings=CATEGORY
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY [syntax]

Warning categories include:

cross compilation issues
obsolete constructs
dubious syntactic constructs
all the warnings
turn off the warnings on CATEGORY
turn off all the warnings
warnings are error
The environment variable `WARNINGS' is honored.

Library directories:

-A, --autoconf-dir=ACDIR
Autoconf's macro files location (rarely needed)
-l, --localdir=DIR
location of the `aclocal.m4' file


-t, --trace=MACRO
report the list of calls to MACRO
-i, --initialization
also trace Autoconf's initialization process
In tracing mode, no configuration script is created.


Written by David J. MacKenzie.


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October 2012 autoconf 2.52.20170501