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4.7 Creating Configuration Files

Be sure to read the previous section, Note: Configuration Actions.

     Make `AC_OUTPUT' create each `FILE' by copying an input file (by
     default `FILE.in'), substituting the output variable values.  This
     macro is one of the instantiating macros; see Note: Configuration
     Actions.  Note: Makefile Substitutions, for more information
     on using output variables.  Note: Setting Output Variables, for
     more information on creating them.  This macro creates the
     directory that the file is in if it doesn't exist.  Usually,
     makefiles are created this way, but other files, such as
     `.gdbinit', can be specified as well.

     Typical calls to `AC_CONFIG_FILES' look like this:

          AC_CONFIG_FILES([Makefile src/Makefile man/Makefile X/Imakefile])
          AC_CONFIG_FILES([autoconf], [chmod +x autoconf])

     You can override an input file name by appending to FILE a
     colon-separated list of input files.  Examples:


     Doing this allows you to keep your file names acceptable to DOS
     variants, or to prepend and/or append boilerplate to the file.

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