Re: Makefile questions

"Marc Britten" <>
6 Jul 2001 16:30:15 -0400

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From: "Marc Britten" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,comp.unix.programmer
Date: 6 Jul 2001 16:30:15 -0400
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References: 01-07-031
Keywords: tools
Posted-Date: 06 Jul 2001 16:30:15 EDT

basicly the problem is one target can produce any number of actions,
those actions may or maynot product programs.

make is basicly a scripting language, it doesn't actually know what
actions are making executables and which ones are making object files and
which ones are parcing yacc scripts.

"Stan" <> wrote:

> Is there any possible way from reading the main makefile (root directory
> of the project) and extracting this information? I'm on HP-UX, but I use
> ClearCase which, in turn, provides clearmake - their own version of the
> UNIX make(1). I figured out that by running clearmake w/ the -w -d and
> -n options, I get a dry run that gives me the names of all the
> directories and files used in the build for the project, but I still
> haven't found a way to separate this by application or executable, IF
> possible at all.

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