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O'Reilly Network: Advanced makefiles

Feb 15, 2002, 12:49 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Vesperman)
"In this article, we analyze a fairly complicated makefile. This makefile was captured from actual use in the wild, and sections specific to that project have been removed for this article.

This is a companion article to Introduction to make, and it builds on the topics covered there. See Introduction for a simple makefile and a guide on how to use and construct simple makefiles.

Both the introduction and this advanced article focus on make as a tool for developers. Sysadmins, make can be useful to you, too! As we step through the makefile, think about how the techniques here can be applied to rebuilding a configuration script, or an installation script, or as an auto-updating tool."

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