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M4(1)				 User Commands				 M4(1)

       M4 - manual page for M4 1.4.5

       m4 [OPTION]... [FILE]...

       Mandatory  or  optional	arguments  to  long  options  are mandatory or
       optional for short options too.

   Operation modes:
       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       -E, --fatal-warnings
	      stop execution after first warning

       -e, --interactive
	      unbuffer output, ignore interrupts

       -P, --prefix-builtins
	      force a `m4_' prefix to all builtins

       -Q, --quiet, --silent
	      suppress some warnings for builtins

   Preprocessor features:
       -D, --define=NAME[=VALUE]
	      enter NAME has having VALUE, or empty

       -I, --include=DIRECTORY
	      append this directory to include path

       -s, --synclines
	      generate `#line NO "FILE"' lines

       -U, --undefine=NAME
	      delete builtin NAME

   Limits control:
       -G, --traditional
	      suppress all GNU extensions

       -H, --hashsize=PRIME
	      set symbol lookup hash table size [509]

       -L, --nesting-limit=NUMBER
	      change artificial nesting limit [1024]

   Frozen state files:
       -F, --freeze-state=FILE
	      produce a frozen state on FILE at end

       -R, --reload-state=FILE
	      reload a frozen state from FILE at start

       -d, --debug[=FLAGS]
	      set debug level (no FLAGS implies `aeq')

       -l, --arglength=NUM
	      restrict macro tracing size

       -o, --error-output=FILE
	      redirect debug and trace output

       -t, --trace=NAME
	      trace NAME when it will be defined

   FLAGS is any of:
       a      show actual arguments

       c      show before collect, after collect and after call

       e      show expansion

       f      say current input file name

       i      show changes in input files

       l      say current input line number

       p      show results of path searches

       q      quote values as necessary, with a or e flag

       t      trace for all macro calls, not only traceon'ed

       V      shorthand for all of the other flags

       x      add a unique macro call id, useful with c flag

       If defined, the environment variable `M4PATH' is a colon-separated list
       of directories included after any specified by `-I'.

       If no FILE or if FILE is `-', standard input is read.

       Exit  status  is	 0  for	 success, 1 for failure, or whatever value was
       passed to the m4exit macro.

       Written by Rene' Seindal.

       Copyright © 2006 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

       The full documentation for M4 is maintained as a	 Texinfo  manual.   If
       the  info and M4 programs are properly installed at your site, the com‐

	      info M4

       should give you access to the complete manual.

M4 1.4.5			   July 2006				 M4(1)

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