acr(1) autoconf replacement


acr [-dDehmnprvwx ] [-o file ] [file | args ]


ACR tries to replace the autoconf functionality generating a full compatible "configure" script. The main difference is that ACR uses shell script instead of m4, and final generated script looks smaller, faster, easy to read and maintain.

There's a new concept that consists on adding simple rules. And trying to skip all programming and non-portable stuff. That breaks standarization of software packages.

-d -debug
Runs ACR in debug mode. This will show a branch tree for all command calls, allowing the developer to see if the target script is parsed properly.
-D -dist
Scans current project directory, resets to the initial state and creates a distname tarball 'pkgname-version.tar.gz'.
-e -embed
Embeds configure.acr into the final configure script.
-h -help
Show the usage message to the console.
-m -makefile
Creates a sample "Makefile.acr" using configure.acr file.
-n -do-nothing
Do not create the final configure script.
-o -output [file]
Generate the configure script into a different filename.
-p -progress-bar
Show progress bar.
Recovery mode. See acr-cat(1) for more information.
Strip default code generation, this is flag parsing and system checks.
-v --version
Show version information.
-w --word [number]
Cats the 'configure.acr' file and colorizes the desired word number.
-x -exec
Generates and executes the configure.acr directly without creating the "configure" file. You can also pass the cmdline flags like --prefix, etc.