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Re: How to call dos batch file from MAKE file

From: Greg Chicares
Subject: Re: How to call dos batch file from MAKE file
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 19:12:30 +0000
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On 2008-01-15 16:49Z, Naik, Gouri wrote:
> Whenever I call any .bat file from MAKEFILE, I will get error saying .bat 
> file not found.
> can you please tell me what could be the reason.
> In my MAKEFILE I have written
> @CALL C:\E\7P8_Make\DBC7p8_Program\checksum.bat $1.
> I am getting error in the cmd promt as
> "process_begin: CreateProcess((null), CALL 
> C:\E\7P8_Make\DBC7p8_Program\checksum. 
> bat, ...) failed.
> make (e=2): The system cannot find the file specified.

'make' can recognize many "built-in" DOS commands; perhaps
CALL is not one of them. But why do you need to use CALL
inside a makefile? Can't you just write
        @C:\E\7P8_Make\DBC7p8_Program\checksum.bat $1.
without CALL?

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