GNU Make

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Make is a tool which controls the generation of executables and other non-source files of a program from the program's source files.
Make gets its knowledge of how to build your program from a file called the makefile, which lists each of the non-source files and how to compute it from other files. When you write a program, you should write a makefile for it, so that it is possible to use Make to build and install the program.
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The advantages offered by GNU Make over other Make versions include features enabling it to avoid unnecessary recompilation and to use intermediate files without needing to save them.

Developers writing Makefiles for GNU Make should consider following the GNU conventions for Makefiles, which can be located at:

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