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NAME
       autoconf - Generate configuration scripts

SYNOPSIS
       autoconf [OPTION]... [TEMPLATE-FILE]

DESCRIPTION
       Generate  a  configuration script from a TEMPLATE-FILE if given, or 'configure.ac' if present, or else 'config-
       ure.in'.  Output is sent to the standard output if TEMPLATE-FILE is given, else into 'configure'.

   Operation modes:
       -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

       -o, --output=FILE
              save output in FILE (stdout is the default)

       -W, --warnings=CATEGORY
              report the warnings falling in CATEGORY [syntax]

   Warning categories include:
       'cross'
              cross compilation issues

       'obsolete'
              obsolete constructs

       'syntax'
              dubious syntactic constructs

       'all'  all the warnings

       'no-CATEGORY'
              turn off the warnings on CATEGORY

       'none' turn off all the warnings

       'error'
              warnings are error

       The environment variables 'M4' and 'WARNINGS' are honored.

   Library directories:
       -B, --prepend-include=DIR
              prepend directory DIR to search path

       -I, --include=DIR
              append directory DIR to search path

   Tracing:
       -t, --trace=MACRO[:FORMAT]
              report the list of calls to MACRO

       -i, --initialization
              also trace Autoconf's initialization process

       In tracing mode, no configuration script is created.  FORMAT defaults to '$f:$l:$n:$%'; see  'autom4te  --help'
       for information about FORMAT.

AUTHOR
       Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report  bugs to <bug-autoconfATgnu.org>.  GNU Autoconf home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/>;.  Gen-
       eral help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>;.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2009  Free  Software  Foundation,  Inc.   License  GPLv2+:   GNU   GPL   version   2   or   later
       <http://gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html>;
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permit-
       ted by law.

SEE ALSO
       autoconf(1), automake(1),  autoreconf(1),  autoupdate(1),  autoheader(1),  autoscan(1),  config.guess(1),  con-
       fig.sub(1), ifnames(1), libtool(1).

       The  full  documentation for autoconf is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and autoconf programs are
       properly installed at your site, the command

              info autoconf

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU Autoconf 2.64                  July 2009                       AUTOCONF(1)