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AUTOM4TE(1)			 User Commands			   AUTOM4TE(1)

NAME
       autom4te	- Generate files and scripts thanks to M4

SYNOPSIS
       autom4te	[OPTION]... [FILES]

DESCRIPTION
       Run  GNU	 M4 on the FILES, avoiding useless runs.  Output the traces if
       tracing,	the frozen file	if freezing, otherwise the  expansion  of  the
       FILES.

       If  some	of the FILES are named `FILE.m4f' they are considered to be M4
       frozen files of	all  the  previous  files  (which  are	therefore  not
       loaded).	  If `FILE.m4f'	is not found, then `FILE.m4' will be used, to-
       gether with all the previous files.

       Some files may be optional, i.e., will only be processed	 if  found  in
       the  include  path,  but	then must end in `.m4?';  the question mark is
       not part	of the actual file name.

   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

       -o, --output=FILE
	      save output in FILE (defaults to `-', stdout)

       -f, --force
	      don't rely on cached values

       -W, --warnings=CATEGORY
	      report the warnings falling in CATEGORY

       -l, --language=LANG
	      specify the set of M4 macros to use

       -C, --cache=DIRECTORY
	      preserve results for future runs in DIRECTORY

       --no-cache
	      disable the cache

       -m, --mode=OCTAL
	      change the non trace output file mode (0666)

       -M, --melt
	      don't use	M4 frozen files

   Languages include:
       `Autoconf'
	      create Autoconf configure	scripts

       `Autotest'
	      create Autotest test suites

       `M4sh' create M4sh shell	scripts

       `M4sugar'
	      create M4sugar output

   Warning categories include:
       `cross'
	      cross compilation	issues

       `gnu'  GNU coding standards (default in gnu and gnits modes)

       `obsolete'
	      obsolete features	or constructions

       `override'
	      user redefinitions of Automake rules or variables

       `portability'
	      portability issues (default in gnu and gnits modes)

       `syntax'
	      dubious syntactic	constructs (default)

       `unsupported'
	      unsupported or incomplete	features (default)

       `all'  all the warnings

       `no-CATEGORY'
	      turn off warnings	in CATEGORY

       `none' turn off all the warnings

       `error'
	      treat warnings as	errors

       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 MACRO invocations

       -p, --preselect=MACRO
	      prepare to trace MACRO in	a future run

   Freezing:
       -F, --freeze
	      produce an M4 frozen state file for FILES

   FORMAT defaults to `$f:$l:$n:$%', and can use the following escapes:
       $$     literal $

       $f     file where macro was called

       $l     line where macro was called

       $d     nesting depth of macro call

       $n     name of the macro

       $NUM   argument NUM, unquoted and with newlines

       $SEP@  all arguments, with newlines, quoted, and	separated by SEP

       $SEP*  all arguments, with newlines, unquoted, and separated by SEP

       $SEP%  all arguments, without newlines, unquoted, and separated by SEP

       SEP can be empty	for the	default	(comma for @ and *, colon  for	%),  a
       single character	for that character, or {STRING}	to use a string.

AUTHOR
       Written by Akim Demaille.

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2012 Free Software	Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+/Auto-
       conf: GNU GPL version 3	or  later  <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>,
       <http://gnu.org/licenses/exceptions.html>
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free	to change and redistribute it.
       There is	NO WARRANTY, to	the extent permitted by	law.

SEE ALSO
       autoconf-2.69(1),   automake-2.69(1),	autoreconf-2.69(1),    autoup-
       date-2.69(1),	  autoheader-2.69(1),	   autoscan-2.69(1),	  con-
       fig.guess-2.69(1), config.sub-2.69(1), ifnames-2.69(1), libtool(1).

       The full	documentation for autom4te is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.
       If  the info and	autom4te programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

	      info autom4te

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU Autoconf 2.69		   July	2017			   AUTOM4TE(1)

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