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5. Invoking autogen

AutoGen creates text files from templates using external definitions. The definitions file (`<def-file>') can be specified with the `definitions' option or as the command argument, but not both. Omitting it or specifying `-' will result in reading definitions from standard input.

The output file names are based on the template, but generally use the base name of the definition file. If standard in is read for the definitions, then `stdin' will be used for that base name. The suffixes to the base name are gotten from the template. However, the template file may specify the entire output file name. The generated files are always created in the current directory. If you need to place output in an alternate directory, `cd' to that directory and use the `--templ_dirs' option to search the original directory.

`loop-limit' is used in debugging to stop runaway expansions.

This chapter was generated by AutoGen, the aginfo template and the option descriptions for the autogen program. It documents the autogen usage text and option meanings.

This software is released under the GNU General Public License.

5.1 autogen usage help (-?)  
5.5 base-name option (-b)  
5.20 define option (-D)  
5.6 definitions option  
5.12 equate option  
5.4 lib-template option (-l)  
5.8 load-functions option (-F)  
5.7 load-scheme option (-S)  
5.14 loop-limit option  
5.3 override-tpl option (-T)  
5.10 select-suffix option (-o)  
5.18 show-defs option  
5.19 show-shell option  
5.9 skip-suffix option (-s)  
5.11 source-time option  
5.2 templ-dirs option (-L)  
5.15 timeout option (-t)  
5.17 trace-out option  
5.16 trace option  
5.21 undefine option (-U)  
5.13 writable option  

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