automake - manual page for automake 1.11.6


   automake [OPTION] ... [Makefile]...


   Generate for configure from

   Operation modes:
   --help print this help, then exit

          print version number, then exit

   -v, --verbose
          verbosely list files processed

          only update's that are out of date

   -W, --warnings=CATEGORY
          report the warnings falling in CATEGORY

   Dependency tracking:
   -i, --ignore-deps
          disable dependency tracking code

          enable dependency tracking code

          assume program is part of Cygnus-style tree

          set strictness to foreign

          set strictness to gnits

   --gnu  set strictness to gnu

   Library files:
   -a, --add-missing
          add missing standard files to package

          directory storing library files

   -c, --copy
          with -a, copy missing files (default is symlink)

   -f, --force-missing
          force update of standard files

   Warning categories include:
   `gnu'  GNU coding standards (default in gnu and gnits modes)

          obsolete features or constructions

          user redefinitions of Automake rules or variables

          portability issues (default in gnu and gnits modes)

          extra portability issues related to obscure tools

          dubious syntactic constructs (default)

          unsupported or incomplete features (default)

   `all'  all the warnings

          turn off warnings in CATEGORY

   `none' turn off all the warnings

          treat warnings as errors

   Files automatically distributed if found (always):
          INSTALL             config.guess

          NEWS                config.rpath        ltconfig

          README              config.sub

          THANKS              depcomp             mdate-sh

          TODO                elisp-comp          missing

          ansi2knr.1          install-sh          mkinstalldirs

          ansi2knr.c       py-compile

          ar-lib               texinfo.tex

          compile            ylwrap

   Files automatically distributed if found (under certain conditions):



   Written by Tom Tromey <>

          and Alexandre Duret-Lutz <>.


   Report bugs to <>.
   GNU Automake home page: <>.
   General help using GNU software: <>.


   Copyright    2011  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv2+: GNU
   GPL version 2 or later <>
   This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
   There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


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

          info automake

   should give you access to the complete manual.


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