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aclocal [options]

GNU autoconf tool. Place m4 macro definitions needed by autoconf into a single file. The aclocal command first scans for macro definitions in m4 files in its default directory (/usr/share/aclocal on some systems) and in the file acinclude.m4. It next scans for macros used in the file. It generates an aclocal.m4 file that contains definitions of all m4 macros required by autoconf.



Look for macro files in directory dir instead of the default directory.


Print help message, then exit.

-I dir

Additionally, search directory dir for m4 macro definitions.


Save output to file instead of aclocal.m4.


Print the name of the directory to be searched for m4 files, then exit.


Print names of files being processed.


Print version number, then exit.

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