echo Print string with optional construct expansion mdate Pretty-print modification time of a file or dir table Pretty print a field-separated list as a table prop Display progress with a running propeller move Move files with simultan substitution install Install a program, script or datafile mkdir Make one or more directories mkln Make link with calculation of relative paths mkshadow Make a shadow tree fixperm Fix file permissions inside a source tree rotate Rotate a logfile tarball Roll distribution tarballs subst Apply sed(1) substitution operations platform Platform identification utility arx Extended archive command slo Separate linker options by library class scpp Sharing C Pre-Processor version Generate and maintain a version information file path Deal with program paths
Additionally there is a pseudo-module ``"all"'' which can be used as a short-hand for ``"echo mdate table prop move install mkdir mkln mkshadow fixperm platform arx slo scpp version path"'', i.e. to build a shtool script with all modules in the standard order. An installed shtool is usually built this way via ``"shtoolize -o shtool all"''.
Use the shtoolize program to build individual shtool scripts in case you want a smaller sized script and you don't need all of the available shtool functionality. For instance for the classical Autoconf based free software package a "shtool" script build via ``"shtoolize -o shtool install mkdir"'' might be sufficient.
# Makefile entry for upgrading GNU tools upgrade-tools: libtoolize -f -c shtoolize -q all
This upgrades the three files "ltmain.sh", "ltconfig" and "shtool" in the current source tree to the latest versions.
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