Generate files and scripts thanks to m4
autom4te [OPTION] ... [FILES]
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.
print this help, then exit
print version number, then exit
verbosely report processing
don't remove temporary files
save output in FILE (defaults to `-', stdout)
don't rely on cached values
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY
specify the set of M4 macros to use
preserve results for future runs in DIRECTORY
disable the cache
change the non trace output file mode (0666)
don't use M4 frozen files
create Autoconf configure scripts
create Autotest test suites
create M4sh shell scripts
create M4sugar output
cross compilation issues
GNU coding standards (default in gnu and gnits modes)
obsolete features or constructions
user redefinitions of Automake rules or variables
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 variable `WARNINGS' is honored.
prepend directory DIR to search path
append directory DIR to search path
report the MACRO invocations
prepare to trace MACRO in a future run
produce an M4 frozen state file for FILES
Written by 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.
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
should give you access to the complete manual.