Amake: GNU Make with Automatic Dependency Analysis

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GNU make

This file documents the GNU make utility, which determines automatically which pieces of a large program need to be recompiled, and issues the commands to recompile them.

This is Edition 0.70, last updated 1 April 2006, of the Amake: GNU Make with Automatic Dependency Analysis manual, for GNU make version 3.81.

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Copyright © 2009, 2010 Jim Buffenbarger.

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Overview of make

An Introduction to Makefiles

Writing Makefiles

Writing Rules

Using Wildcard Characters in File Names

Searching Directories for Prerequisites

Static Pattern Rules

Writing the Commands in Rules

Command Syntax

Command Execution

Recursive Use of make

How to Use Variables

Advanced Features for Reference to Variables

Conditional Parts of Makefiles

Functions for Transforming Text

How to Run make

Using Implicit Rules

Defining and Redefining Pattern Rules

Using make to Update Archive Files

Implicit Rule for Archive Member Targets