aclocal(1) manual page for aclocal 1.11.6


aclocal [OPTIONS] ...


Generate `aclocal.m4' by scanning `' or `'


directory holding automake-provided m4 files
directory holding third-party system-wide files
run COMMAND [diff -u] on M4 files that would be changed (implies --install and --dry-run)
pretend to, but do not actually update any file
always update output file
print this help, then exit
add directory to search list for .m4 files
copy third-party files to the first -I directory
put output in FILE (default aclocal.m4)
print name of directory holding system-wide third-party m4 files, then exit
don't be silent
print version number, then exit
-W, --warnings=CATEGORY
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY

Warning categories include:

dubious syntactic constructs (default)
unknown macros (default)
all the warnings (default)
turn off warnings in CATEGORY
turn off all the warnings
treat warnings as errors


Written by Tom Tromey <[email protected]>
and Alexandre Duret-Lutz <[email protected]>.


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