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Re: @file response file support for make

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: @file response file support for make
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 00:03:49 -0400

On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 20:49 +0000, Joseph S. Myers wrote:

> There is a de facto standard solution to this problem, which is that a 
> command line argument of the form "@file" causes arguments to be read from 
> "file" (a "response file") if it exists.  (If "file" doesn't exist, 
> "@file" is taken literally as an ordinary command-line argument.)  This 
> feature is supported by GCC and GNU binutils, for example; I think it 
> originated on Windows, but it is useful everywhere with any command line 
> limit.

This seems like a very useful additional feature.

Can you please add this patch to the Savannah project for GNU make, so
we don't lose track of it?


Thanks for your work on this!

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