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

-f, --force

consider all files obsolete

-W, --warnings=CATEGORY

report the warnings falling in CATEGORY

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


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

Library directories:

-B, --prepend-include=DIR

prepend directory DIR to search path

-I, --include=DIR

append directory DIR to search path


Written by Roland McGrath and Akim Demaille.


Report bugs to <[email protected]>.


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.

RELATED TO autoheader2.59…

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.