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.TH AUTOM4TE "1" "November 2006" "autom4te 2.61" "User Commands"
autom4te \- Generate files and scripts thanks to M4
.B autom4te
[\fIOPTION\fR] ... [\fIFILES\fR]
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.
.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\-o\fR, \fB\-\-output\fR=\fIFILE\fR
save output in FILE (defaults to `\-', stdout)
\fB\-f\fR, \fB\-\-force\fR
don't rely on cached values
\fB\-W\fR, \fB\-\-warnings\fR=\fICATEGORY\fR
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY
\fB\-l\fR, \fB\-\-language\fR=\fILANG\fR
specify the set of M4 macros to use
\fB\-C\fR, \fB\-\-cache\fR=\fIDIRECTORY\fR
preserve results for future runs in DIRECTORY
disable the cache
\fB\-m\fR, \fB\-\-mode\fR=\fIOCTAL\fR
change the non trace output file mode (0666)
\fB\-M\fR, \fB\-\-melt\fR
don't use M4 frozen files
.SS "Languages include:"
create Autoconf configure scripts
create Autotest test suites
create M4sh shell scripts
create M4sugar output
.SS "Warning categories include:"
cross compilation issues
GNU coding standards (default in gnu and gnits modes)
obsolete features or constructions
user redefinitions of Automake rules or variables
portability issues (default in gnu and gnits modes)
dubious syntactic constructs (default)
unsupported or incomplete features (default)
all the warnings
turn off warnings in CATEGORY
turn off all the warnings
treat warnings as errors
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 MACRO invocations
\fB\-p\fR, \fB\-\-preselect\fR=\fIMACRO\fR
prepare to trace MACRO in a future run
.SS "Freezing:"
\fB\-F\fR, \fB\-\-freeze\fR
produce an M4 frozen state file for FILES
Written by 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 autom4te
is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the
.B info
.B autom4te
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
.B info autom4te
should give you access to the complete manual.