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libtool [OPTION]... [MODE-ARG]...

Provide generalized library-building support services.

show all configuration variables
enable verbose shell tracing
-n, --dry-run
display commands without modifying any files
display basic configuration information and exit
use operation mode MODE
equivalent to '-Wnone'
don't remove duplicate dependency libraries
--quiet, --silent
don't print informational messages
use configuration variables from tag TAG
-v, --verbose
print more informational messages than default
print version information
-W, --warnings=CATEGORY
report the warnings falling in CATEGORY [all]
-h, --help, --help-all
print short, long, or detailed help message

show all warnings
turn off all the warnings
warnings are treated as fatal errors

MODE must be one of the following:

remove files from the build directory
compile a source file into a libtool object
automatically set 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

MODE-ARGS vary depending on the MODE. When passed as first option, '--mode=MODE' may be abbreviated as 'MODE' or a unique abbreviation of that.

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compiler flags: -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fno-plt linker: /usr/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64 (gnu? yes) version: libtool (GNU libtool) automake: automake (GNU automake) 1.16.2 autoconf: autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.69

Written by Gordon Matzigkeit, 1996

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