autoupdate command in Linux with examples

autoupdate command is used to update configure.in file in our Linux system to a newer Autoconf. Basically, it will update each TEMPLATE-FILE if given or ‘configure.ac‘ file or ‘configure.in‘ file to the syntax of the current version of Autoconf. The original files are backed up.

Syntax:

autoupdate [OPTION] ... [TEMPLATE-FILE...]

Operation Modes:

  • -h, –help : This is used to display the help and exit message.
    sudo autoupdate -h

  • -V, –version : This option is used to display the version number and exit.
    sudo autoupdate -V

  • -v, –verbose : This is used for the verbosely report processing.
    sudo autoupdate -v #FILE NAME

  • -d, –debug : This is used to not to remove the temporary files.
    sudo autoupdate -d #FILE NAME

  • -f, –force : This considers all the files obsolete.


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