autoheader [OPTION] ... [TEMPLATE-FILE]


Create a template file of C `#define' statements for `configure' to use. To this end, scan TEMPLATE-FILE, or `' if present, or else `'.

-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

-W, --warnings=CATEGORY

report the warnings falling in CATEGORY

Warning categories include:


obsolete constructs


all the warnings


turn off the warnings on CATEGORY


turn off all the warnings


warnings are error

Library directories:

-A, --autoconf-dir=ACDIR

Autoconf's macro files location (rarely needed)

-l, --localdir=DIR

location of `aclocal.m4' and `acconfig.h'


Written by Roland McGrath.


Report bugs to <[email protected]>.


Copyright 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 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.

RELATED TO autoheader-dickey…

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 autoheader is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and autoheader programs are properly installed at your site, the command

  • info autoheader

should give you access to the complete manual.