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|Short description=Macro processor
 
|Short description=Macro processor
 
|Full description=An implementation of the traditional UNIX macro processor in that it copies its input to the output, expanding macros as it goes. Macros are either built-in or user-defined and can take any number of arguments. M4 also has built-in functions for including named files, running shell commands, doing integer arithmetic, manipulating text in various ways, and recursions. It can also be used as either a front-end to a compiler or as a macro processor in its own right. It is often used to generate HTML as it can give a consistent look to pages. If GNU `m4' is meant to serve GNU `autoconf', beware that `m4' should be fully installed *prior to* configuring `autoconf' itself.
 
|Full description=An implementation of the traditional UNIX macro processor in that it copies its input to the output, expanding macros as it goes. Macros are either built-in or user-defined and can take any number of arguments. M4 also has built-in functions for including named files, running shell commands, doing integer arithmetic, manipulating text in various ways, and recursions. It can also be used as either a front-end to a compiler or as a macro processor in its own right. It is often used to generate HTML as it can give a consistent look to pages. If GNU `m4' is meant to serve GNU `autoconf', beware that `m4' should be fully installed *prior to* configuring `autoconf' itself.
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|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/m4.html
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|Is GNU=Yes
 
|User level=intermediate
 
|User level=intermediate
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|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User reference manual available from http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/manual/m4.html
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|Keywords=HTML,Unix,macros,m4
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|Version identifier=1.4.15
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|Version date=2010/08/31
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|Version status=stable
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|Version download=http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/m4/m4-1.4.15.tar.xz
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2010-03-04
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=1.4.13
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|License verified date=2010-08-31
|Version date=2009-04-02
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|Version status=stable
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|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/m4/m4-1.4.13.tar.bz2
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|Interface=command-line
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|License=GPLv3orlater
 
|License=GPLv3orlater
 
|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
 
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{{Person
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|Real name=Akim Demaille
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=akim@epita.fr
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{{Person
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|Real name=Eric Blake
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=eblake@redhat.com
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{{Person
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|Real name=Gary V. Vaughan
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=gvv@techie.com
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{{Person
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|Real name=Rene Seindal
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Email=rene@seindal.dk
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|Real name=See the M4 THANKS file for a complete list:
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|Role=Contributor
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|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=http://git.sv.gnu.org/cgit/m4.git
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=mailto:bug-m4@gnu.org
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|Resource audience=Help
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=mailto:m4-announce@gnu.org
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|Resource URL=mailto:m4-discuss@gnu.org
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|Resource kind=Newsgroup
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|Resource URL=gnu.announce
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|Text-creation=word-processing
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Revision as of 09:02, 13 March 2012

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GNU M4

https://www.gnu.org/s/m4/
An implementation of the traditional UNIX macro processor in that it copies its input to the output, expanding macros as it goes. Macros are either built-in or user-defined and can take any number of arguments. M4 also has built-in functions for including named files, running shell commands, doing integer arithmetic, manipulating text in various ways, and recursions. It can also be used as either a front-end to a compiler or as a macro processor in its own right. It is often used to generate HTML as it can give a consistent look to pages. If GNU `m4' is meant to serve GNU `autoconf', beware that `m4' should be fully installed *prior to* configuring `autoconf' itself.

Documentation

User reference manual available from http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/manual/m4.html

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:m4

Download

Download version 1.4.17 (stable)
released on 22 September 2013

VCS Checkout

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins31 August 2010
GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins31 August 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Akim Demaille Maintainer
Eric Blake Maintainer
Gary V. Vaughan Maintainer
Rene Seindal Maintainer
See the M4 THANKS file for a complete list:Contributor


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.sv.gnu.org/cgit/m4.git
Bug Tracking E-mail mailto:bug-m4@gnu.org
Help E-mail mailto:m4-announce@gnu.org
Developer E-mail mailto:m4-discuss@gnu.org
Help Newsgroup gnu.announce


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 September 2013.



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