autom4te



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NAME

       autom4te - Generate files and scripts thanks to M4


SYNOPSIS

       autom4te [OPTION] ... [FILES]


DESCRIPTION

       Run  GNU  M4 on the FILES, avoiding useless runs.  Output the traces if
       tracing, the frozen file if freezing, otherwise the  expansion  of  the
       FILES.

       If  some of the FILES are named ‘FILE.m4f’ they are considered to be M4
       frozen files of  all  the  previous  files  (which  are  therefore  not
       loaded).   If  ‘FILE.m4f’  is  not  found, then ‘FILE.m4’ will be used,
       together with all the previous files.

       Some files may be optional, i.e., will only be processed  if  found  in
       the  include  path,  but then must end in ‘.m4?’;  the question mark is
       not part of the actual file name.

   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 (defaults to ‘-’, stdout)

       -f, --force
              don’t rely on cached values

       -W, --warnings=CATEGORY
              report the warnings falling in CATEGORY

       -l, --language=LANG
              specify the set of M4 macros to use

       -C, --cache=DIRECTORY
              preserve results for future runs in DIRECTORY

       --no-cache
              disable the cache

       -m, --mode=OCTAL
              change the non trace output file mode (0666)

       -M, --melt
              don’t use M4 frozen files

   Languages include:
       ‘Autoconf’
              create Autoconf configure scripts

       ‘Autotest’
              create Autotest test suites

       ‘M4sh’ create M4sh shell scripts

       ‘M4sugar’
              create M4sugar output

   Warning categories include:
       ‘cross’
              cross compilation issues

       ‘gnu’  GNU coding standards (default in gnu and gnits modes)

       ‘obsolete’
              obsolete features or constructions

       ‘override’
              user redefinitions of Automake rules or variables

       ‘portability’
              portability issues

       ‘syntax’
              dubious syntactic constructs (default)

       ‘unsupported’
              unsupported or incomplete features (default)

       ‘all’  all the warnings

       ‘no-CATEGORY’
              turn off warnings in CATEGORY

       ‘none’ turn off all the warnings

       ‘error’
              treat warnings as errors

       The environment variable ‘WARNINGS’ is honored.

   Library directories:
       -B, --prepend-include=DIR
              prepend directory DIR to search path

       -I, --include=DIR
              append directory DIR to search path

   Tracing:
       -t, --trace=MACRO
              report the MACRO invocations

       -p, --preselect=MACRO
              prepare to trace MACRO in a future run

   Freezing:
       -F, --freeze
              produce an M4 frozen state file for FILES


AUTHOR

       Written by Akim Demaille.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-autoconf@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

       autoconf(1), automake(1), autoreconf(1), autoupdate(1),  autoheader(1),
       autoscan(1), config.guess(1), config.sub(1), ifnames(1), libtool(1).

       The  full documentation for autom4te is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and autom4te programs are properly installed at your  site,
       the command

              info autom4te

       should give you access to the complete manual.



autom4te 2.59                    November 2003                     AUTOM4TE(1)

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