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autoheader [options] [template_file]

GNU autoconf tool. Generate a template file of C #define statements from m4 macros defined in template_file, if given, or in a or file in the current working directory. The generated template file is almost invariably called


-d, --debug

Don't remove temporary files.

-f, --force

Replace files generated previously by autoheader.

-h, --help

Print help message, then exit.

-o file, --output=file

Save output to file.

-v, --verbose

Verbosely print information about the progress of autoheader.

-B dir, --prepend-include=dir

Prepend directory dir to the search path.

-I dir, --include=dir

Append directory dir to the search path.

-V, --version

Print version number, then exit.

-W category, --warnings=category

Print any warnings related to category. Accepted categories are:


Obsolete constructs.


All warnings.


Turn off warnings for category.


Turn off all warnings.


Treat warnings as errors.

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