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GNU Make

https://www.gnu.org/software/make/
Generates executables and other non-source programs

Make is a program that is used to control the production of executables or other files from their source files. The process is controlled from a Makefile, in which the developer specifies how each file is generated from its source. It has powerful dependency resolution and the ability to determine when files have to be regenerated after their sources change. GNU make offers many powerful extensions over the standard utility.

Documentation

Info manual and man page included. A copy of the manual is available at: https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/

N.B. GNU make can be compiled with GNU Guile integration. See the "Guile Function" section in the GNU Make manual for details.

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium31 January 2017



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Paul D. Smith Maintainer
Bob Chassell Contributor
Melissa Weishaus Contributor
Richard Stallman Contributor


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking Newsgroup gnu.utils.bug
Support Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-make
Developer Homepage https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/make/
Support Newsgroup gnu.utils.help
Bug Tracking,Developer E-mail mailto:bug-make@gnu.org
User & Developer Bug Tracking https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=make
Guix Homepage https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/m.html
Support E-mail mailto:help-make@gnu.org
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/make.git
Debian Homepage https://packages.debian.org/jessie/make
Developer E-mail mailto:make-alpha@gnu.org
User & Developer Download http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/make/
Gentoo Homepage https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sys-devel/make
Help Newsgroup gnu.announce
Bug Tracking,Developer Mailing List Subscribe https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-make
NetBSD Homepage http://pkgsrc.se/devel/gmake


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 January 2017.



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