autoreconf2.13 [ --help | -h ] [ --force | -f ] [ --localdir=dir | -l
dir ] [ --macrodir=dir | -m dir ] [ --verbose ] [ --version ]
If you have a lot of Autoconf-generated configure scripts, the autore-
conf2.13 program can save you some work. It runs autoconf2.13 (and
autoheader2.13, where appropriate) repeatedly to remake the Autoconf
configure scripts and configuration header templates in the directory
tree rooted at the current directory. By default, it only remakes
those files that are older than their configure.in or (if present)
aclocal.m4. Since autoheader2.13 does not change the timestamp of its
output file if the file wouldn't be changing, this is not necessarily
the minimum amount of work. If you install a new version of Autoconf,
you can make autoreconf2.13 remake all of the files by giving it the
If you give autoreconf2.13 the --macrodir=DIR or --localdir=DIR
options, it passes them down to autoconf2.13 and autoheader2.13 (with
relative paths adjusted properly).
autoreconf2.13 does not support having, in the same directory tree,
both directories that are parts of a larger package (sharing aclocal.m4
and acconfig.h), and directories that are independent packages (each
with their own aclocal.m4 and acconfig.h). It assumes that they are
all part of the same package, if you use --localdir, or that each
directory is a separate package, if you don't use it. This restriction
may be removed in the future.
autoreconf2.13 accepts the following options:
-h Print a summary of the command line options and exit.
-f Remake even configure scripts and configuration headers that are
newer than their input files (configure.in and, if present,
-l DIR Look for the package file aclocal.m4 in directory DIR instead of
in the current directory.
-m DIR Look for the installed macro files in directory DIR. You can
also set the AC_MACRODIR environment variable to a directory;
this option overrides the environment variable.
Pixley, Ian Lance Taylor, Roland McGrath, Noah Friedman, David D. Zuhn,
and many others. This manpage written by Ben Pfaff <pfaff-
email@example.com> for the Debian GNU/Linux autoconf2.13 package.
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