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Re: make always builds, part 2

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: make always builds, part 2
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:31:17 +0200

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:53:09 -0500
> Cc: address@hidden
> On POSIX systems a directory is considered modified any time a file
> or subdirectory is created, removed, or renamed in that directory.

On Windows, with NTFS filesystems, a directory gets its modification
time updated when a file is created or deleted, but not when a file is
renamed.  Not sure about FAT32, but I hope no one uses those anymore.

> It's almost never correct to list a directory as a prerequisite in a
> make rule.


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