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.
- -n | -dry-run
- 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.
- Same as -mode=finish .
- Display a help message and exit. If -mode=MODE is specified, then detailed help for MODE is displayed.
- -mode= MODE
- 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'.
- Don't 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 Info system.
This manual page was created by Ossama Othman <ossama @ debian.org>. 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 <scott @ netsplit.com>.