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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.

              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

              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’.

              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.


       libtoolize(1), automake(1)
       ‘libtool’, ‘libtoolize’ and ‘automake’ are  fully  documented  via  the
       Info system.


       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 <>.