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    make and CDRecord
    I need to use CDRecord for a project. However when I tried to build it I found that there is not a copy of make in Jaguar. I am new to OS X so I apologize if this question seems ridiculous to some, but does OS X have a developer's pack or something similar that has make in it or should I just go download and build a copy myself?

    Thanks Folks

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    correction: I am working with Panther not Jaguar


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    MacAddikt's Avatar
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    what does Make do?

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    As I uinderstnad it. make is use in conjunction with the Makefile.
    The Makefile is all of the information neede to compile a program.

    Below is the manual page for the make command.


    make - GNU make utility to maintain groups of programs

    make [ -f makefile ] [ option ] ... target ...

    This man page is an extract of the documentation of GNU
    make . It is updated only occasionally, because the GNU
    project does not use nroff. For complete, current docu-
    mentation, refer to the Info file which is made
    from the Texinfo source file make.texinfo.

    The purpose of the make utility is to determine automati-
    cally which pieces of a large program need to be recom-
    piled, and issue the commands to recompile them. The man-
    ual describes the GNU implementation of make, which was
    written by Richard Stallman and Roland McGrath. Our exam-
    ples show C programs, since they are most common, but you
    can use make with any programming language whose compiler
    can be run with a shell command. In fact, make is not
    limited to programs. You can use it to describe any task
    where some files must be updated automatically from others
    whenever the others change.

    To prepare to use make, you must write a file called the
    makefile that describes the relationships among files in
    your program, and the states the commands for updating
    each file. In a program, typically the executable file is
    updated from object files, which are in turn made by com-
    piling source files.

    Once a suitable makefile exists, each time you change some
    source files, this simple shell command:


    suffices to perform all necessary recompilations. The
    make program uses the makefile data base and the last-mod-
    ification times of the files to decide which of the files
    need to be updated. For each of those files, it issues
    the commands recorded in the data base.

    make executes commands in the makefile to update one or
    more target names, where name is typically a program. If
    no -f option is present, make will look for the makefiles
    GNUmakefile, makefile, and Makefile, in that order.

    Normally you should call your makefile either makefile or
    Makefile. (We recommend Makefile because it appears
    prominently near the beginning of a directory listing,
    right near other important files such as README.) The
    first name checked, GNUmakefile, is not recommended for
    most makefiles. You should use this name if you have a
    makefile that is specific to GNU make, and will not be
    understood by other versions of make. If makefile is `-',
    the standard input is read.

    make updates a target if it depends on prerequisite files
    that have been modified since the target was last modi-
    fied, or if the target does not exist.


    -m These options are ignored for compatibility with
    other versions of make.

    -C dir
    Change to directory dir before reading the makefiles
    or doing anything else. If multiple -C options are
    specified, each is interpreted relative to the previ-
    ous one: -C / -C etc is equivalent to -C /etc. This
    is typically used with recursive invocations of make.

    -d Print debugging information in addition to normal
    processing. The debugging information says which
    files are being considered for remaking, which file-
    times are being compared and with what results, which
    files actually need to be remade, which implicit
    rules are considered and which are applied---every-
    thing interesting about how make decides what to do.

    -e Give variables taken from the environment precedence
    over variables from makefiles.

    -f file
    Use file as a makefile.

    -i Ignore all errors in commands executed to remake

    -I dir
    Specifies a directory dir to search for included
    makefiles. If several -I options are used to specify
    several directories, the directories are searched in
    the order specified. Unlike the arguments to other
    flags of make, directories given with -I flags may
    come directly after the flag: -Idir is allowed, as
    well as -I dir. This syntax is allowed for compati-
    bility with the C preprocessor's -I flag.

    -j jobs
    Specifies the number of jobs (commands) to run simul-
    taneously. If there is more than one -j option, the
    last one is effective. If the -j option is given
    without an argument, make will not limit the number
    of jobs that can run simultaneously.

    -k Continue as much as possible after an error. While
    the target that failed, and those that depend on it,
    cannot be remade, the other dependencies of these
    targets can be processed all the same.


    -l load
    Specifies that no new jobs (commands) should be
    started if there are others jobs running and the load
    average is at least load (a floating-point number).
    With no argument, removes a previous load limit.

    -n Print the commands that would be executed, but do not
    execute them.

    -o file
    Do not remake the file file even if it is older than
    its dependencies, and do not remake anything on
    account of changes in file. Essentially the file is
    treated as very old and its rules are ignored.

    -p Print the data base (rules and variable values) that
    results from reading the makefiles; then execute as
    usual or as otherwise specified. This also prints
    the version information given by the -v switch (see
    below). To print the data base without trying to
    remake any files, use make -p -f/dev/null.

    -q ``Question mode''. Do not run any commands, or print
    anything; just return an exit status that is zero if
    the specified targets are already up to date, nonzero

    -r Eliminate use of the built-in implicit rules. Also
    clear out the default list of suffixes for suffix

    -s Silent operation; do not print the commands as they
    are executed.

    -S Cancel the effect of the -k option. This is never
    necessary except in a recursive make where -k might
    be inherited from the top-level make via MAKEFLAGS or
    if you set -k in MAKEFLAGS in your environment.

    -t Touch files (mark them up to date without really
    changing them) instead of running their commands.
    This is used to pretend that the commands were done,
    in order to fool future invocations of make.

    -v Print the version of the make program plus a copy-
    right, a list of authors and a notice that there is
    no warranty.

    -w Print a message containing the working directory
    before and after other processing. This may be use-
    ful for tracking down errors from complicated nests
    of recursive make commands.

    -W file
    Pretend that the target file has just been modified.
    When used with the -n flag, this shows you what would
    happen if you were to modify that file. Without -n,
    it is almost the same as running a touch command on
    the given file before running make, except that the
    modification time is changed only in the imagination
    of make.

    The GNU Make Manual

    See the chapter `Problems and Bugs' in The GNU Make Manual

    This manual page contributed by Dennis Morse of Stanford
    University. It has been reworked by Roland McGrath.

    GNU 22 August 1989 MAKE

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