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Update a configure.ac to a newer Autoconf


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


Update each TEMPLATE-FILE if given, or 'configure.ac' if present, or else 'configure.in', 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 bug-autoconf@gnu.org, or via Savannah: https://savannah.gnu.org/support/?group=autoconf.

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 Autoconf is maintained as a Texinfo manual. To read the manual locally, use the command

info autoconf

You can also consult the Web version of the manual at https://gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/.

Referenced By

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

December 2023 GNU Autoconf 2.72