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Re: Passin targets during recursive calls to make

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: Passin targets during recursive calls to make
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 09:53:50 -0500


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Sébastien Hinderer wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would like to write a Makefile which would essentially call other
> Makefiles and pass them the target it received on the command-line.
> For instance if there are two subdirectories d1 and d2, and if I enter the
> command :
> $ make targetxyz
> the following commands should be called :
> make -C d1 targetxyz
> make -C d2 targetxyz
> The problem is that the number of targets that will have to be processed
> this way is big. So, I would like to avoid something like :
> target1 :
>         make -C d1 target1
>         make -C d2 target1
> target2 :
>         make -C d1 target2
>         make -C d2 target2
> target3 :
>         make -C d1 target3
>         make -C d2 target3
> etc.
> Rather, I would like to have a general rule matching all targets (except,
> say, clean and distclean which would be processed in an other way), and
> transmitting the target recursively.
> If someone knows how this can be achieved, I'd really appreciate your
> help.
> By the way, please don't blame me for not having read the maouals. I read
> them. Maybe not carefully enough, sorry.
> Best wishes,
> Sébastien.
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