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Running Make

Simply type make from command line.

UNIX automatically looks for a file called Makefile (note: capital M rest lower case letters).

So if we have a file called Makefile and we type make from command line. The Makefile in our current directory will get executed.

We can override this search for a file by typing make -f make_filename

e.g. ~ make -f my_make

There are a few more -options for makefiles - see manual pages.
Wed Sep 14 10:06:31 BST 1994