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libtool - Provide generalized library-building support services.
libtool [OPTION]... [MODE-ARG]...
The libtool program provides a standard way to generate both static
and shared libraries. It hides the complexities of platform-specific
library generation behind an interface that is the same across all
platforms supported by libtool.
libtool accepts the following options:
Display libtool configuration variables and exit.
Dump a trace of shell script execution to standard output. This
produces a lot of output, so you may wish to pipe it to less
(or more) or redirect to a file.
Dont create, modify, or delete any files, just show what com
mands would be executed by libtool.
Display basic configuration options. This provides a way for
packages to determine whether shared or static libraries will be
Same as --mode=finish.
--help Display a help message and exit. If --mode=MODE is specified,
then detailed help for MODE is displayed.
Use MODE as the operation mode. By default, the operation mode
is inferred from the MODE-ARGS.
If MODE is specified, it 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 the 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.
Same as --silent.
Dont print informational messages.
Use configuration variables from tag TAG
Print version information.
The MODE-ARGS are a variable number of arguments, depending on the
selected operation mode. In general, each MODE-ARG is interpreted by
programs libtool invokes, rather than libtool itself.
libtool, libtoolize and automake are fully documented via the
This manual page was created by Ossama Othman . It
is based on the "Invoking Libtool" menu entry in the libtool TEXINFO
documentation, and the output from the --help option. It was updated
for Libtool 1.5 by Scott James Remnant .
Library Support August 2003 LIBTOOL(1)