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Re: Question on gnu make

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Question on gnu make
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 23:45:06 -0400

%% Ramon Lim <address@hidden> writes:

  rl> I was wondering if there was any way through gnumake to
  rl> recursively search for a pattern down a directory tree.

There is no builtin function in GNU make that will do this.

On UNIX, you can simply use the $(shell ...) function to invoke the
standard UNIX utility "find" which does exactly what you want.

I don't know if Windows has a similar utility or not.  I'm sure someone
has created a port of GNU find for NT, if you want to go that way.

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