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autoupdate [options] [file]

GNU autoconf tool. Update the configure template file file, or if no file is specified. This command is seldom invoked manually. It is usually called automatically from other autoconf tools.


-d, --debug

Don't remove temporary files.

-f, --force

Remake all configure scripts, even when newer than their template files.

-h, --help

Print help message, then exit.

-v, --verbose

Verbosely print information about the progress of autoupdate.

-I dir, --include=dir

Search in directory dir for input files.

-V, --version

Print version number, then exit.

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