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|Full description=Make examines a set of related files, determines which of them are out of date, and runs just the commands necessary to bring them back up to date. Make is typically used to compile and link programs, but it can be useful in many other situations as well. Make reads a file called a 'makefile' to learn how the files in your program are put together. It may also contain rules to install the product, clear up the workspace, generate distribution packages, or other tasks. When you write a program, you should also create a makefile for it so that it is possible to use Make to build and install it.
 
|Full description=Make examines a set of related files, determines which of them are out of date, and runs just the commands necessary to bring them back up to date. Make is typically used to compile and link programs, but it can be useful in many other situations as well. Make reads a file called a 'makefile' to learn how the files in your program are put together. It may also contain rules to install the product, clear up the workspace, generate distribution packages, or other tasks. When you write a program, you should also create a makefile for it so that it is possible to use Make to build and install it.
 
|User level=none
 
|User level=none
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|Status=Live
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|Component programs=
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|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/make/make.html
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|VCS checkout command=:pserver:anoncvs@subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/make checkout make
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|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note=User printed manual available from https://order.fsf.org/#manuals; User online manual available from http://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/make.html
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|Paid support=
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|IRC help=
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|IRC general=
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|IRC development=
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|Related projects=Ant,Automake,Bras,CMake,FireMake,Jam,Maketool,Phing,SCons,ccbuild,gmsl,smake,Pre_Make,iplog,Apache_CouchDB,cons,Makepp,Autoconf
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|Keywords=compiler,development,programming,executables
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|Is GNU=y
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|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2009-01-23
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Version identifier=3.81
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|Version identifier=3.82
|Version date=2006-04-01
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|Version date=2010-07-28
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/make/make-3.81.tar.gz
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|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/make/make-3.82.tar.bz2
|License verified date=2001-05-31
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|License verified date=2010-07-29
|Version comment=3.81 stable released 2006-04-01
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|Version comment=
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{{Person
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|Role=Maintainer
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|Real name=Paul D. Smith
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|Email=psmith@gnu.org
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|Resource URL=
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}}
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{{Person
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|Role=Contributor
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|Real name=Bob Chassell
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|Email=
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|Resource URL=
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}}
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{{Person
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|Role=Contributor
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|Real name=Melissa Weishaus
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|Email=melissa@gnu.org
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|Resource URL=
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}}
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{{Person
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|Role=Contributor
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|Real name=Richard Stallman
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|Email=
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|Resource URL=
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=mailto:bug-make@gnu.org
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Support
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=mailto:help-make@gnu.org
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=mailto:make-alpha@gnu.org
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Help
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|Resource kind=Newsgroup
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|Resource URL=gnu.announce
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking
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|Resource kind=Newsgroup
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|Resource URL=gnu.utils.bug
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Support
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|Resource kind=Newsgroup
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|Resource URL=gnu.utils.help
 
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{{Software category
 
{{Software category
 
|Interface=command-line
 
|Interface=command-line
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|Program-build-automation=make-related
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|Software-development=program-build-automation
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|Use=software-development
 
}}
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
 
|License=GPLv2orlater
 
|License=GPLv2orlater
|License verified by=Janet Casey
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|License verified by=Kelly Hopkins
|License verified date=2001-05-31
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|License verified date=2010-07-29
 
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Revision as of 10:39, 12 April 2011

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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.

Related Projects




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

AudienceResource typeURI
NetBSDHomepagehttp://pkgsrc.se/devel/gmake
Bug TrackingNewsgroupgnu.utils.bug
SupportMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-make
DeveloperHomepagehttps://savannah.gnu.org/projects/make/
SupportNewsgroupgnu.utils.help
Bug Tracking,DeveloperE-mailmailto:bug-make@gnu.org
User & DeveloperBug Trackinghttps://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=make
GuixHomepagehttps://www.gnu.org/software/guix/packages/m.html
SupportE-mailmailto:help-make@gnu.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/make.git
DebianHomepagehttps://packages.debian.org/jessie/make
DeveloperE-mailmailto:make-alpha@gnu.org
User & DeveloperDownloadhttp://ftpmirror.gnu.org/make/
GentooHomepagehttps://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sys-devel/make
HelpNewsgroupgnu.announce
Bug Tracking,DeveloperMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-make


Software prerequisites

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



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