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    Question GNU - make program, what?

    (At some point you may want to learn about a program called make, which keeps track of which parts need recompiling and issues the appropriate commands for you.)

    Based on this sentences I took the curiosity to Google but I am not able to understand much

    Functions - GNU `make'

    As you can see this list is too long and seems I cannot handle them without some initial guidance.

    Thank You!

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    Google for "makefile tutorial". There are plenty of resources that don't throw the entire manual at you straight away.

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    make is only useful on large projects. If you are not working on a large project right now, your time is probably better spend doing/learning other things.

    Even if you are working on a large project, chances are you can just use autotools or CMake and not have to bother with writing makefiles, which are tedious.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_lady View Post
    (At some point you may want to learn about a program called make, which keeps track of which parts need recompiling and issues the appropriate commands for you.)

    Based on this sentences I took the curiosity to Google but I am not able to understand much

    Functions - GNU `make'

    As you can see this list is too long and seems I cannot handle them without some initial guidance.

    Thank You!
    You gave us a link to chapter 8 of the manual. Are we to assume that you got through chapters 1 through 7?

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    Well I did not know anything about it! So thanks to all of you I will not spend time to investigate. I was just curious to know what is it as I was lost Thanks!

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