NAME

aclocal - manual page for aclocal 1.16.5

SYNOPSIS

aclocal [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

Generate 'aclocal.m4' by scanning 'configure.ac' or 'configure.in'

OPTIONS

--automake-acdir=DIR

directory holding automake-provided m4 files

--system-acdir=DIR

directory holding third-party system-wide files

--diff[=COMMAND]

run COMMAND [diff -u] on M4 files that would be changed (implies --install and --dry-run)

--dry-run

pretend to, but do not actually update any file

--force

always update output file

--help

print this help, then exit

-I DIR

add directory to search list for .m4 files

--install

copy third-party files to the first -I directory

--output=FILE

put output in FILE (default aclocal.m4)

--print-ac-dir

print name of directory holding system-wide third-party m4 files, then exit

--verbose

don't be silent

--version

print version number, then exit

-W, --warnings=CATEGORY

report the warnings falling in CATEGORY

Warning categories include:

cross

cross compilation issues

gnu

GNU coding standards (default in gnu and gnits modes)

obsolete

obsolete features or constructions (default)

override

user redefinitions of Automake rules or variables

portability

portability issues (default in gnu and gnits modes)

portability-recursive

nested Make variables (default with -Wportability)

extra-portability

extra portability issues related to obscure tools

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

AUTHOR

Written by Tom Tromey <tromey@redhat.com>

and Alexandre Duret-Lutz <adl@gnu.org>.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-automake@gnu.org>.
GNU Automake home page: <https://www.gnu.org/software/automake/>.
General help using GNU software: <https://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.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

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

info aclocal

should give you access to the complete manual.