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5.1 autogen usage help (-?)

This is the automatically generated usage text for autogen:

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autogen - The Automated Program Generator - Ver. 5.5.2
USAGE:  autogen [ -<flag> [<val>] | --<name>[{=| }<val>] ]... [ <def-file> ]
  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
   -L YES templ-dirs     Template search directory list
                                - may appear multiple times
   -T YES override-tpl   Override template file
                                - may not be preset
   -l YES lib-template   Library template file
                                - may appear multiple times
   -b YES base-name      Base name for output file(s)
                                - may not be preset
      YES definitions    Definitions input file
                                - disabled as --no-definitions
                                - enabled by default
                                - may not be preset
   -S YES load-scheme    Scheme code file to load
   -F YES load-functions Load scheme callout library
   -s YES skip-suffix    Omit the file with this suffix
                                - may not be preset
                                - may appear multiple times
   -o opt select-suffix  specify this output suffix
                                - may not be preset
                                - may appear multiple times
      no  source-time    set mod times to latest source
                                - disabled as --no-source-time
      YES equate         characters considered equivalent
      no  writable       Allow output files to be writable
                                - disabled as --not-writable
                                - may not be preset

The following options are often useful while debugging new templates:

  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
      Num loop-limit     Limit on increment loops
                                  it must lie in one of the ranges:
                                  -1 exactly, or
                                  1 to 16777216
   -t Num timeout        Time limit for servers
                                  it must lie in the range: 0 to 3600
      KWd trace          tracing level of detail
      YES trace-out      tracing output file or filter

These options can be used to control what gets processed
in the definitions files and template files.

  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
   -D YES define         name to add to definition list
                                - may appear multiple times
   -U YES undefine       definition list removal pattern
                                - an alternate for define

Auto-supported Options:

  Flg Arg Option-Name    Description
   -v opt version        Output version information and exit
   -? no  help           Display usage information and exit
   -! no  more-help      Extended usage information passed thru pager
   -> opt save-opts      Save the option state to an rc file
   -< YES load-opts      Load options from an rc file
                                - disabled as --no-load-opts
                                - may appear multiple times

Options may be specified by doubled hyphens and their name
or by a single hyphen and the flag character (option value).

AutoGen creates text files from templates using external definitions.

The following option preset mechanisms are supported:
 - reading file /dev/null
 - reading file ./.autogenrc
 - examining environment variables named AUTOGEN_*

The valid trace option keywords are:

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.

please send bug reports to:  [email protected]
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