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The Linux Command Line by William E. Shotts Jr.

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Final Note

In this chapter, we have seen how three simple commands—./configure, make, make install—can be used to build many source code packages. We have also seen the important role that make plays in the maintenance of programs. The make program can be used for any task that needs to maintain a target/dependency relationship, not just for compiling source code.

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