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RE: can't get far if file has difficult name

From: Martin Dorey
Subject: RE: can't get far if file has difficult name
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 13:32:15 -0800

Isn't this more relevant?  (Quoting from here on.)

From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Paul D. Smith
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2006 14:09
To: Paul D. Smith; address@hidden; address@hidden
Subject: [bug #18369] pattern rules don't work with spaces in filenames

Update of bug #18369 (project make):

                  Status:                    None => Duplicate              
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

The short answer is, GNU make doesn't handle filenames with spaces in them. 
Make is really not a filename manipulator, it's a string parser.  And it uses
whitespace to delimit strings in all aspects of its implementation and

Anyway, this is a duplicate of bug #712
Martin's Outlook, BlueArc Engineering

-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of Jon Grant
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 13:26
To: Dan Jacobson
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: can't get far if file has difficult name


Dan Jacobson elucidated on 30/11/06 17:14:
> $ cat Makefile
> .PRECIOUS:.%.time
> %.t:.%.time;
> .%.time:%
>       bla bla bla
> $ ls -1
> Makefile
> 霧峰-桐林(有經朝陽科技大學) - Wufeng-Tonglin (Via Zhaoyang Technical University)
> Well, no amount of quoting will enable me to
> $ make '霧峰-桐林(有經朝陽科技大學) - Wufeng-Tonglin (Via Zhaoyang Technical 
> University)'.t
> make: *** No rule to make target ...

If those Asian characters are a filename you need to specify -f filename
 when you call make if you would like to process that file.

Otherwise if you would like to process your "Makefile" Just call "make"
with no arguments.


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