autoscan command in Linux with Examples

autoscan command in Linux is used to generate a preliminary file. Basically, this command will check the source file in the directory tree rooted at SRCDIR, or the current directory if none is given. It also searches the source files for common portability problems, check for the incompleteness of `‘, and creates a file called `configure.scan‘ which is used as the preliminary `‘ file for that specific package.


autoscan [, OPTION/]... [, SRCDIR/]


  • -h, –help: Display the help message and then exits.
    autoscan -h or autoscan --help

  • -V, –version: Shows the version number and then exits.
    autoscan -V or autoscan --version

  • -v, –verbose: Gives the verbosely report processing.
    autoscan -v filename or autoscan --verbose filename

  • -d, –debug: Makes sure to not remove any files that are temporary.
    autoscan -d or autoscan --debug

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