File: autoconf.info, Node: ifnames Invocation, Next: autoconf Invocation, Prev: autoscan Invocation, Up: Making configure Scripts 3.3 Using `ifnames' to List Conditionals ======================================== `ifnames' can help you write `configure.ac' for a software package. It prints the identifiers that the package already uses in C preprocessor conditionals. If a package has already been set up to have some portability, `ifnames' can thus help you figure out what its `configure' needs to check for. It may help fill in some gaps in a `configure.ac' generated by `autoscan' (*note autoscan Invocation::). `ifnames' scans all of the C source files named on the command line (or the standard input, if none are given) and writes to the standard output a sorted list of all the identifiers that appear in those files in `#if', `#elif', `#ifdef', or `#ifndef' directives. It prints each identifier on a line, followed by a space-separated list of the files in which that identifier occurs. `ifnames' accepts the following options: `--help' `-h' Print a summary of the command line options and exit. `--version' `-V' Print the version number of Autoconf and exit.