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libtool [OPTION]... [MODE-ARG]... libtool [OPTION]... --mode=compile COMPILE-COMMAND... SOURCEFILE libtool [OPTION]... --mode=link LINK-COMMAND... libtool [OPTION]... --mode=execute COMMAND [ARGS]... libtool [OPTION]... --mode=install INSTALL-COMMAND... libtool [OPTION]... --mode=finish [LIBDIR]... libtool [OPTION]... --mode=uninstall RM [RM-OPTION]... FILE... libtool [OPTION]... --mode=clean RM [RM-OPTION]... FILE...
Provide generalized library-building support services. --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 --preserve-dup-deps don't remove duplicate dependency libraries --quiet, --silent don't print informational messages --no-quiet, --no-silent print informational messages (default) --no-warn don't display warning messages --tag=TAG use configuration variables from tag TAG -v, --verbose print more informational messages than default --no-verbose don't print the extra informational messages --version print version information -h, --help, --help-all print short, long, or detailed help message 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/software/libtool/>. General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>. Description of compile mode: Compile a source file into a libtool library object. This mode accepts the following additional options: -o OUTPUT-FILE set the output file name to OUTPUT-FILE -no-suppress do not suppress compiler output for multiple passes -prefer-pic try to build PIC objects only -prefer-non-pic try to build non-PIC objects only -shared do not build a `.o' file suitable for static linking -static only build a `.o' file suitable for static linking -Wc,FLAG pass FLAG directly to the compiler COMPILE-COMMAND is a command to be used in creating a `standard' object file from the given SOURCEFILE. The output file name is determined by removing the directory component from SOURCEFILE, then substituting the C source code suffix `.c' with the library object suffix, `.lo'. Description of link mode: Link object files or libraries together to form another library, or to create an executable program. LINK-COMMAND is a command using the C compiler that you would use to create a program from several object files. The following components of LINK-COMMAND are treated specially: -all-static do not do any dynamic linking at all -avoid-version do not add a version suffix if possible -bindir BINDIR specify path to binaries directory (for systems where libraries must be found in the PATH setting at runtime) -dlopen FILE `-dlpreopen' FILE if it cannot be dlopened at runtime -dlpreopen FILE link in FILE and add its symbols to lt_preloaded_symbols -export-dynamic allow symbols from OUTPUT-FILE to be resolved with dlsym(3) -export-symbols SYMFILE try to export only the symbols listed in SYMFILE -export-symbols-regex REGEX try to export only the symbols matching REGEX -LLIBDIR search LIBDIR for required installed libraries -lNAME OUTPUT-FILE requires the installed library libNAME -module build a library that can dlopened -no-fast-install disable the fast-install mode -no-install link a not-installable executable -no-undefined declare that a library does not refer to external symbols -o OUTPUT-FILE create OUTPUT-FILE from the specified objects -objectlist FILE Use a list of object files found in FILE to specify objects -precious-files-regex REGEX don't remove output files matching REGEX -release RELEASE specify package release information -rpath LIBDIR the created library will eventually be installed in LIBDIR -R[ ]LIBDIR add LIBDIR to the runtime path of programs and libraries -shared only do dynamic linking of libtool libraries -shrext SUFFIX override the standard shared library file extension -static do not do any dynamic linking of uninstalled libtool libraries -static-libtool-libs do not do any dynamic linking of libtool libraries -version-info CURRENT[:REVISION[:AGE]] specify library version info [each variable defaults to 0] -weak LIBNAME declare that the target provides the LIBNAME interface -Wc,FLAG -Xcompiler FLAG pass linker-specific FLAG directly to the compiler -Wl,FLAG -Xlinker FLAG pass linker-specific FLAG directly to the linker -XCClinker FLAG pass link-specific FLAG to the compiler driver (CC) All other options (arguments beginning with `-') are ignored. Every other argument is treated as a filename. Files ending in `.la' are treated as uninstalled libtool libraries, other files are standard or library object files. If the OUTPUT-FILE ends in `.la', then a libtool library is created, only library objects (`.lo' files) may be specified, and `-rpath' is required, except when creating a convenience library. If OUTPUT-FILE ends in `.a' or `.lib', then a standard library is cre- ated using `ar' and `ranlib', or on Windows using `lib'. If OUTPUT-FILE ends in `.lo' or `.o', then a reloadable object file is created, otherwise an executable program is created. Description of execute mode: Automatically set library path, then run a program. This mode accepts the following additional options: -dlopen FILE add the directory containing FILE to the library path This mode sets the library path environment variable according to `-dlopen' flags. If any of the ARGS are libtool executable wrappers, then they are translated into their corresponding uninstalled binary, and any of their required library directories are added to the library path. Then, COMMAND is executed, with ARGS as arguments. Description of install mode: Install executables or libraries. INSTALL-COMMAND is the installation command. The first component should be either the `install' or `cp' program. The following components of INSTALL-COMMAND are treated specially: -inst-prefix-dir PREFIX-DIR Use PREFIX-DIR as a staging area for installation The rest of the components are interpreted as arguments to that command (only BSD-compatible install options are recognized). Description of finish mode: Complete the installation of libtool libraries. Each LIBDIR is a directory that contains libtool libraries. The commands that this mode executes may require superuser privileges. Use the `--dry-run' option if you just want to see what would be exe- cuted. Description of uninstall mode: Remove libraries from an installation directory. RM is the name of the program to use to delete files associated with each FILE (typically `/bin/rm'). RM-OPTIONS are options (such as `-f') to be passed to RM. If FILE is a libtool library, all the files associated with it are deleted. Otherwise, only FILE itself is deleted using RM. Description of clean mode: Remove files from the build directory. RM is the name of the program to use to delete files associated with each FILE (typically `/bin/rm'). RM-OPTIONS are options (such as `-f') to be passed to RM. If FILE is a libtool library, object or program, all the files associ- ated with it are deleted. Otherwise, only FILE itself is deleted using RM. When reporting a bug, please describe a test case to reproduce it and include the following information: host-triplet: x86_64-apple-darwin11.2.0 shell: /bin/sh compiler: gcc compiler flags: -g -O2 linker: /usr/llvm-gcc-4.2/libexec/gcc/i686-apple-darwin11/4.2.1/ld (gnu? no) libtool: (GNU libtool) 2.4.2 automake: automake (GNU automake) 1.11.1 autoconf: autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.68
Written by Gordon Matzigkeit <email@example.com>, 1996
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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. libtool 2.4.2 October 2011 libtool(1)
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