One can customize `autom4te' via `~/.autom4te.cfg' (i.e., as found in the user home directory), and `./.autom4te.cfg' (i.e., as found in the directory from which `autom4te' is run). The order is first reading `autom4te.cfg', then `~/.autom4te.cfg', then `./.autom4te.cfg', and finally the command line arguments.
In these text files, comments are introduced with `#', and empty lines are ignored. Customization is performed on a per-language basis, wrapped in between a `begin-language: "LANGUAGE"', `end-language: "LANGUAGE"' pair.
Customizing a language stands for appending options (*note autom4te Invocation::) to the current definition of the language. Options, and more generally arguments, are introduced by `args: ARGUMENTS'. You may use the traditional shell syntax to quote the ARGUMENTS.
As an example, to disable Autoconf caches (`autom4te.cache') globally, include the following lines in `~/.autom4te.cfg':
## ------------------ ## ## User Preferences. ## ## ------------------ ##
begin-language: "Autoconf" args: --no-cache end-language: "Autoconf"Created Mon Nov 8 17:41:58 2004 on tillpc with info_to_html version 0.9.6.