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.\" DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE!  It was generated by help2man 1.36.
.TH AUTOCONF "1" "November 2006" "autoconf 2.61" "User Commands"
autoconf \- Generate configuration scripts
.B autoconf
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
.SS "Operation modes:"
\fB\-h\fR, \fB\-\-help\fR
print this help, then exit
\fB\-V\fR, \fB\-\-version\fR
print version number, then exit
\fB\-v\fR, \fB\-\-verbose\fR
verbosely report processing
\fB\-d\fR, \fB\-\-debug\fR
don't remove temporary files
\fB\-f\fR, \fB\-\-force\fR
consider all files obsolete
\fB\-o\fR, \fB\-\-output\fR=\fIFILE\fR
save output in FILE (stdout is the default)
\fB\-W\fR, \fB\-\-warnings\fR=\fICATEGORY\fR
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY [syntax]
.SS "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 variables `M4' and `WARNINGS' are honored.
.SS "Library directories:"
\fB\-B\fR, \fB\-\-prepend\-include\fR=\fIDIR\fR
prepend directory DIR to search path
\fB\-I\fR, \fB\-\-include\fR=\fIDIR\fR
append directory DIR to search path
.SS "Tracing:"
\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-trace\fR=\fIMACRO\fR
report the list of calls to MACRO
\fB\-i\fR, \fB\-\-initialization\fR
also trace Autoconf's initialization process
In tracing mode, no configuration script is created.
Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.
Report bugs to <bug\>.
Copyright \(co 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License <>.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
.BR autoconf (1),
.BR automake (1),
.BR autoreconf (1),
.BR autoupdate (1),
.BR autoheader (1),
.BR autoscan (1),
.BR config.guess (1),
.BR config.sub (1),
.BR ifnames (1),
.BR glibtool (1).
The full documentation for
.B autoconf
is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the
.B info
.B autoconf
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
.B info autoconf
should give you access to the complete manual.