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autoupdate - Update a to a newer Autoconf


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


Update the 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 <>.


Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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.

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