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One can customize
autom4te via `~/.autom4te.cfg' (i.e.,
as found in the user home directory), and `./.autom4te.cfg' (i.e.,
as found in the directory from which
autom4te is run). The
order is first reading `autom4te.cfg', then `~/.autom4te.cfg',
then `./.autom4te.cfg', and finally the command line arguments.
In these text files, comments are introduced with
#, and empty
lines are ignored. Customization is performed on a per-language basis,
wrapped in between a `begin-language: "language"',
`end-language: "language"' pair.
Customizing a language stands for appending options (see section 8.2.1 Invoking
autom4te) to the current definition of the language. Options, and
more generally arguments, are introduced by `args:
arguments'. You may use the traditional shell syntax to quote the
As an example, to disable Autoconf caches (`autom4te.cache') globally, include the following lines in `~/.autom4te.cfg':
@verbatim ## ------------------ ## ## User Preferences. ## ## ------------------ ##
begin-language: "Autoconf" args: --no-cache end-language: "Autoconf"
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