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Overview of `make'
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   The `make' utility automatically determines which pieces of a large
program need to be recompiled, and issues commands to recompile them.
This manual describes GNU `make', which was implemented by Richard
Stallman and Roland McGrath.  GNU `make' conforms to section 6.2 of
`IEEE Standard 1003.2-1992' (POSIX.2).

   Our examples show C programs, since they are most common, but you
can use `make' with any programming language whose compiler can be run
with a shell command.  Indeed, `make' is not limited to programs.  You
can use it to describe any task where some files must be updated
automatically from others whenever the others change.

* Preparing
Preparing and Running Make
* Reading
On Reading this Text
* Bugs
Problems and Bugs

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