m4 for Windows

m4: macro processor




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 UNIX 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.



Sources: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/m4


If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  751277 26 May 2010  e75401db44f4016b74fe7fc2219d2d77
• Sources Setup  537329 26 May 2010  78f47f983882c5161e0175d88e018c73
• Binaries Zip  107181 19 March 2010  3dbae404d6abdad9cc307fc21472fcbb
• Documentation Zip  121748 19 March 2010  9c13b6e185460e22a24a38d29d6c82bb
• Sources Zip  1142 26 May 2010  0aaabee61ca18552128ce37575087925
• Dependencies Zip  43287 24 October 2007  a7c4a2340b3d82d6de1b54eba1ffe91f
• Original sourcehttp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/m4/m4-1.4.14.tar.gz

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page, where you can also subscribe to new releases of this package.

Installation, Usage and Help

General Installation Instructions

GnuWin32 Help (feature requests, bugs, etc)


Requirements for running applications, excluding external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.

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