Make and Makefiles

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Automated build tool, for compiling source code. make looks for a file named makefile in your directory and executes it.


instead of typing gcc -o hellomake hellomake.c hellofunc.c -I. to compile a c++ project, create makefile:

hellomake: hellomake.c hellofunc.c
     gcc -o hellomake hellomake.c hellofunc.c -I.

Finds the respective dependencies and runs a command.



MACROS  = -me
PSROFF  = groff -Tps

Defining Rules

target [target ...] : [dependent...]
   [command ...]

defines make mytarget command.