All you should really know about Autoconf and Automake | GNU Smalltalk
Quick discussion of autoconf and automake (nerd esoterica).
For script to automate, see http://github.com/ehiggs/newprojectCore Dump: Autoconf and Automake Tutorial
I wrote a charming little utility for linux called getkey, that captures the keystrokes and displays them on the screen using OSD. Its called gekey and t has a couple of .c files and a hand crafted Makefile to go along with it. But I wanted to use the auto-tools (autoconf and automake) to create a configure script and a Makefile so that my utility could by installed like any other GNU tool using the famous: