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aclocal - automatically generate aclocal.m4 from configure.in
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Automake includes a number of Autoconf macros which can be used in
your package; some of them are actually required by Automake in certain
situations. These macros must be defined in your
otherwise they will not be seen by
program will automatically generate
files based on the contents of
This provides a convenient way to get Automake-provided macros,
without having to search around. Also, the
mechanism is extensible for use by other packages.
scans all the
files it can find, looking for macro definitions. Then it scans
Any mention of one of the macros found in the first step causes that
macro, and any macros it in turn requires, to be put into
The contents of
if it exists, are also automatically included in
This is useful for incorporating local macros into
accepts the following options:
Look for the macro files in DIR instead of the installation
directory. This is typically used for debugging.
Print a summary of the command line options and exit.
- -I DIR
Add the directory DIR to the list of directories searched for
Cause the output to be put into FILE instead of
Print the names of the files it examines.
Print the version number of Automake and exit.
and the Texinfo documentation for automake
Automake was written primarily by David Mackenzie and Tom Tromey.
This manpage written by Ben Pfaff <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the
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