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automake command in Linux with Examples

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automake is a tool used for automatically generating files compliant with the set GNU Coding Standards. autoconf is required for the use of automake. automake manual can either be read on-line or downloaded in the PDF format. More formats are also offered for download or on-line reading. It will generate the for configuration from the file.


automake [OPTION]....[Makefile]

Operation Modes:

  • –help : Prints help and then exits.

  • –version : Prints the version information and then it exits.

  • -v or –verbose : Prints the verbosely list of processes.

  • –no-force : It will only update which are out of date.
  • -W or –warnings=Category : Reports the warnings falling in that specific category.

    The different warnings category’s are:

Dependency Tracking Options:

  • -i or –ignore-deps : Disables the dependency tracking code.
  • –include-deps : Enables the dependency tracking code.


  • –foreign : It sets the strictness to foreign.
  • –gnits : It sets the strictness to gnits.
  • –gnu : It sets the strictness to gnu.

The library files:

  • -a or –add-missing : Adds the standard missing files to the package.
  • –libdir = DIRECTORY : Sets the directory storing library files.
  • -c or –copy : With -a, copies the missing files.
  • -f or –force-missing : Forces the update of standard files.
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Last Updated : 08 Apr, 2019
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