autoupdate - Man Page

Update a to a newer Autoconf


autoupdate [OPTION]... [TEMPLATE-FILE]...


Update each TEMPLATE-FILE if given, or '' if present, or else '', to the syntax of the current version of Autoconf.  The original files are backed up.

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

-f,  --force

consider all files obsolete

Library directories

-B,  --prepend-include=DIR

prepend directory DIR to search path

-I,  --include=DIR

append directory DIR to search path


Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <>.
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See Also

autoconf(1), automake(1), autoreconf(1), autoupdate(1), autoheader(1), autoscan(1), config.guess(1), config.sub(1), ifnames(1), libtool(1).

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

info autoupdate

should give you access to the complete manual.

Referenced By

autoconf(1), autoheader(1), autom4te(1), autoreconf(1), autoscan(1), ifnames(1).

January 2021 GNU Autoconf 2.71