What does m4 mean in Unix Commands?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand m4 in the Computing field in general and in the Unix Commands terminology in particular.

macro processor version 4

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What does m4 mean?

m4 is a general-purpose macro processor designed by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie. m4 is an extension of an earlier macro processor m3, written by Ritchie for the AP-3 minicomputer.

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