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

Library directories:

-A, --autoconf-dir=ACDIR

Autoconf's macro files location (rarely needed)

-l, --localdir=DIR

location of `aclocal.m4'

Environment variables:


GNU M4 1.4 or above


autoconf 2.52.20121002


Written by David J. MacKenzie and Akim Demaille.


Report bugs to <[email protected]>.


Copyright 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001 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.

RELATED TO autoupdate-dickey…

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.