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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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make

Keeps a set of programs current

make [options] [target-files] [arguments]

The GNU make utility keeps a set of executable programs current, based on differences in the modification times of the programs and the source files that each is dependent on. The executable programs, or target-files, are dependent on one or more prerequisite files. The relationships between target-files and prerequisites are specified on dependency lines in a makefile. Construction commands follow the dependency line, specifying how make can update the target-files.

Refer to page 849 for more information about makefiles. For further information about make, refer to the make info page and the GNU Make Manual at www.gnu.org/manual/make.

Arguments

The target-files ...

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