libtool - Provide generalized library-building support services.
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.
Don't create, modify, or delete any files, just show what commands
would be executed by `libtool'.
Display basic configuration options. This provides a way for packages
to determine whether shared or static libraries will be built.
Display a help message and exit. If
is specified, then detailed help for
as the operation mode. By default, the operation mode is inferred
is specified, it must be one of the following:
Remove files from the build directory
Compile a source file into a `libtool' object.
Automatically set the library path, then run a program.
Complete the installation of libtool libraries.
Install libraries or executables.
Create a library or an executable.
Remove libraries from an installed directory.
Same as `--silent'.
Don't print informational messages.
Use configuration variables from tag
Print version information.
are a variable number of arguments, depending on the selected
operation mode. In general, each
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 <email@example.com>. It
is based on the "Invoking Libtool" menu entry in the `libtool' TEXINFO
documentation, and the output from the
option. It was updated for Libtool 1.5 by
Scott James Remnant <firstname.lastname@example.org>.