GNU m4 1.4.17

A free and open source implementation of the traditional macro processor from UNIX

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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
2.5/5 28
DEVELOPED BY:
Rene Seindal
HOMEPAGE:
www.gnu.org
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Text Editing&Processing \ Filters
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GNU m4 is an open source implementation of the traditional UNIX macro processor. It is mostly SVR4 compatible although it has some extensions (for example, handling more than 9 positional parameters to macros).

GNU m4 also includes built-in functions for adding files, running shell commands, doing arithmetic functions, and much more. It can copy its input to the output, expanding macros as it goes.

Macros are either user-defined or built-in, and can take any number of arguments. Besides just doing macro expansion the GNU m4 software can manipulate text in various ways.

GNU m4 can be used either as a macro processor or as a front-end to a compiler. It comes pre-installed in many popular Linux operating systems.

Last updated on September 24th, 2013

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