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    make tool

    Since i started learning UNIX lately i heard make was a powerful tool, so i decided to learn it.

    But i know little, basicaly almost nothing about it except it has to do with cc command from the terminal.

    So i was wandering where to start and where to find some beginner-friendly tutorials and after tutorials an book. I allready have "Managing projects with GNU make, 3rd edition", but i cant really seem to follow the contents.

    My background knowledge is K&R2 only, nothing else (whole book).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool View Post
    I allready have "Managing projects with GNU make, 3rd edition", but i cant really seem to follow the contents.
    This is a somewhat frightening fact.

    You are not really a dumb person IMO. On the other hand, I am curious why you believe it is a powerful tool. Useful and/or necessary, maybe, but "powerful" is not really something I would think of -- more like having a wet blanket thrown over your head and being pushed into a closet. It does what it does but is somewhat notoriously awkward. Of course I barely use, so that's a prejudice. Very arcane make is.
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    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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