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Re: rm

From: Ted Stern
Subject: Re: rm
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:31:54 -0700
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On 13 Oct 2004 at 04:15 PDT, Kukuk Barbara wrote:
> Hi
> rm -f *.o doesn't work within my makefile. What is wrong?
> rm has the version 4.1. Make has the version 3.79.1
> Thanks for your help.
> Barbara Kukuk

Could you provide more specifics please?  What operating system are you
running on?  What shell is Make using?

In the absence of any detail, I would suggest replacing your remove-file
command 'rm' with a Make variable $(RM).  I also recommend using the Korn
shell if you have it available, but standard /bin/sh would be reasonable

   SHELL = /bin/ksh
   RM    = /bin/rm

   <some target specification>: <some prerequisite>
         $(RM) -f *.o

Make sure you have a leading tab before the $(RM) command.

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