The basic synopsis is:
mbflpp.sh [options] <INFILE >OUTFILE mbflpp.sh [options] --outfile=OUTFILE [--] INFILE1 INFILE2 ...
INFILE pathnames are interpreted as files to concatenate in the specified order.
All the MBFL built in command line options are available, additionally the following options are supported.
Do not filter out comments.
#!$BASH at the beginning of the output, where
BASH is the built–in variable of
Select the absolute file pathname of the Bash executable to use when the --add-bash is used. It defaults to the Bash used to run the preprocessor script itself.
Define a new symbol (
m4 syntax). This is equivalent to the --define option of
Add a search path for files.
VALUE must be a directory pathname and it is handed to
to search for macro files. We can use this option multiple times.
VALUE must be the name of an
m4 macro file which is
evaluated before the input files.
Select an output file,
- for stdout.
Send the result of preprocessing to
bash, rather than print it.
Do not load the installed preprocessor’s macros library. If we use this option: we are meant to use the option --library to load a replacement macros library from a known location.