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Re: Colons in Filenames

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Colons in Filenames
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 09:29:09 -0500

Yes.  Ditto spaces.

The only real answer right now, for make, is "don't do that".

If you absolutely must use colons, your best bet is probably to try out
one of the "second generation" build management tools, like cook.

If you need to stay with make, and you only have a few files with colons
and you can't change them to not use colons, you can fool make by having
the targets in the makefile be temp files which make then creates
along with the real targets, and use the temp file names as targets.
It's very gross.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:
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