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Re: Checking file generation for a test script

From: SF Markus Elfring
Subject: Re: Checking file generation for a test script
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:14:39 +0200
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> It would have been generated if you would have called make with a
> command like:
> LANG=C make --no-builtin-rules -f ../rule-check2.make MOTD.log

I hoped that I do not need to specify another file name for such command variant
just to test a special default setting.

> and if you had a rule to build MOTD.log

I thought that the shown pattern rule should be sufficient.

> In the documentation at
> https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/html_node/Rules.html it says:
> "a target that defines a pattern rule has no effect on the default goal."

Thanks for your link.

My expectations for the test example did not fit to this information then.


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