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5.1 autogen help/usage (‘--help’)

This is the automatically generated usage text for autogen.

The text printed is the same whether selected with the help option (‘--help’) or the more-help option (‘--more-help’). more-help will print the usage text by passing it through a pager program. more-help is disabled on platforms without a working fork(2) function. The PAGER environment variable is used to select the program, defaulting to ‘more’. Both will exit with a status code of 0.

autogen (GNU AutoGen) - The Automated Program Generator - Ver. 5.18.6pre12
Usage:  autogen [ -<flag> [<val>] | --<name>[{=| }<val>] ]... [ <def-file> ]

The following options select definitions, templates and scheme functions
to use:

  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
   -L Str templ-dirs     Search for templates in DIR
                                - may appear multiple times
   -T Str override-tpl   Use TPL-FILE for the template
                                - may not be preset
      Str definitions    Read definitions from FILE
                                - disabled as '--no-definitions'
                                - enabled by default
                                - may not be preset
      Str shell          name or path name of shell to use
   -m no  no-fmemopen    Do not use in-mem streams
      Str equate         characters considered equivalent

The following options modify how output is handled:

  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
   -b Str base-name      Specify NAME as the base name for output
                                - may not be preset
      no  source-time    set mod times to latest source
                                - disabled as '--no-source-time'
      no  writable       Allow output files to be writable
                                - disabled as '--not-writable'

The following options are often useful while debugging new templates:

  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
      Num loop-limit     Limit on increment loops
                                - is scalable with a suffix: k/K/m/M/g/G/t/T
                                - it must lie in one of the ranges:
                                  -1 exactly, or
                                  1 to 16777216
   -t Num timeout        Limit server shell operations to SECONDS
                                - it must be in the range:
                                  0 to 3600
      KWd trace          tracing level of detail
      Str trace-out      tracing output file or filter
      no  show-defs      Show the definition tree
                                - may not be preset
      no  used-defines   Show the definitions used
                                - may not be preset
   -C no  core           Leave a core dump on a failure exit

These options can be used to control what gets processed in the
definitions files and template files:

  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
   -s Str skip-suffix    Skip the file with this SUFFIX
                                - prohibits the option 'select-suffix'
                                - may not be preset
                                - may appear multiple times
   -o Str select-suffix  specify this output suffix
                                - may not be preset
                                - may appear multiple times
   -D Str define         name to add to definition list
                                - may appear multiple times
   -U Str undefine       definition list removal pattern
                                - an alternate for 'define'

This option is used to automate dependency tracking:

  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
   -M opt make-dep       emit make dependency file
                                - may not be preset
                                - may appear multiple times

help, version and option handling:

  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
   -R Str reset-option   reset an option's state
   -v opt version        output version information and exit
   -? no  help           display extended usage information and exit
   -! no  more-help      extended usage information passed thru pager
   -u no  usage          abbreviated usage to stdout
   -> opt save-opts      save the option state to a config file
   -< Str load-opts      load options from a config file
                                - disabled as '--no-load-opts'
                                - may appear multiple times

Options are specified by doubled hyphens and their name or by a single
hyphen and the flag character.
AutoGen creates text files from templates using external definitions.

The following option preset mechanisms are supported:
 - reading file $HOME
 - reading file ./.autogenrc
 - examining environment variables named AUTOGEN_*

The valid "trace" option keywords are:
  nothing       debug-message server-shell  templates     block-macros
  expressions   everything
  or an integer from 0 through 6
AutoGen is a tool designed for generating program files that contain
repetitive text with varied substitutions.
Packaged by Bruce (2015-08-08)
Report autogen bugs to bkorb@gnu.org

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