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AUTOM4TE(1)				  User Commands 			      AUTOM4TE(1)

       autom4te - Generate files and scripts thanks to M4

       autom4te [OPTION] ... [FILES]

       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, together 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

	      disable the cache

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

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

   Languages include:
	      create Autoconf configure scripts

	      create Autotest test suites

       `M4sh' create M4sh shell scripts

	      create M4sugar output

   Warning categories include:
	      cross compilation issues

	      obsolete constructs

	      dubious syntactic constructs

       `all'  all the warnings

	      turn off the warnings on CATEGORY

       `none' turn off all the warnings

	      warnings are error

       The environment variable `WARNINGS' is honored.

   Library directories:
       -B, --prepend-include=DIR
	      prepend directory DIR to search path

       -I, --include=DIR
	      append directory DIR to search path

       -t, --trace=MACRO
	      report the MACRO invocations

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

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

       Written by Akim Demaille.

       Copyright  2002	Free Software Foundation, Inc.	This is free software; see the source for
       copying conditions.  There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS  FOR	A

       Report bugs to <bug-autoconf@gnu.org>.

       autoconf(1),  automake(1),  autoreconf(1), autoupdate(1), autoheader(1), autoscan(1), con-
       fig.guess(1), config.sub(1), ifnames(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.

autom4te 2.57				  December 2002 			      AUTOM4TE(1)
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