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Re: unexpected rm

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: unexpected rm
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 11:12:22 -0500

%% andre maute <address@hidden> writes:

  am> GNU Make version 3.79.1, by Richard Stallman and Roland McGrath.
  am> Built for i686-pc-linux-gnu

  am> i wrote a little Makefile 
  am> i have two files test.cc, xtest.cxx

  am> where xtest.cxx contains the main function, 
  am> i use everywhere the variable $(RM) = rm -f

  am> typing 
  am> make clean
  am> make xtest

  am> causes nevertheless a
  am> rm test.o

  am> why, bug?

Without seeing the makefile I can't be completely sure, but I'll bet
that test.o is being considered an intermediate file.

See the docs on intermediate files in the GNU make manual.

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