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libtool 2.4.6
February 2020

libtool

A generic library support script

libtool-bin

Generic library support script (libtool binary)

NAME

libtool - Provide generalized library-building support services

SYNOPSIS

libtool [\,OPTION\/]... [\,MODE-ARG\/]...

DESCRIPTION

Provide generalized library-building support services.

OPTIONS

--config
show all configuration variables
--debug enable verbose shell tracing
-n, --dry-run
display commands without modifying any files
--features
display basic configuration information and exit
--mode=\,MODE\/
use operation mode MODE
--no-warnings
equivalent to ’-Wnone’
--preserve-dup-deps
don’t remove duplicate dependency libraries
--quiet, --silent
don’t print informational messages
--tag=\,TAG\/
use configuration variables from tag TAG
-v, --verbose
print more informational messages than default
--version
print version information
-W, --warnings=\,CATEGORY\/
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY [all]
-h, --help, --help-all
print short, long, or detailed help message

Warning categories include:

’all’ show all warnings
’none’ turn off all the warnings
’error’ warnings are treated as fatal errors
MODE must be one of the following:
clean remove files from the build directory
compile
compile a source file into a libtool object
execute
automatically set library path, then run a program
finish complete the installation of libtool libraries
install
install libraries or executables
link create a library or an executable
uninstall
remove libraries from an installed directory
MODE-ARGS vary depending on the MODE. When passed as first option, ’--mode=MODE’ may be abbreviated as ’MODE’ or a unique abbreviation of that.
GNU libtool home page: <http://www.gnu.org/s/libtool/>.
When reporting a bug, please describe a test case to reproduce it and include the following information:
host-triplet:
x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
shell: \,/bin/bash\/
compiler:
gcc
compiler flags: -g -O2 -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=\,format-security\/ linker: \,/usr/bin/ld\/ -m elf_x86_64 (gnu? yes) version: libtool (GNU libtool) 2.4.6 Debian-2.4.6-13 automake: automake (GNU automake) 1.16.1 autoconf: autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.69

AUTHOR

Written by Gordon Matzigkeit, 1996

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for libtool is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and libtool programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info libtool
should give you access to the complete manual.
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