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RE: few simple make syntax questions

From: Dave Korn
Subject: RE: few simple make syntax questions
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 15:12:12 -0000

On 07 February 2008 16:14, Paul Smith wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-02-07 at 11:02 -0500, joe shoemaker wrote:
>> What does $(wildcard *~) mean?
> The same thing as "ls *~": match all the files that end in tilde ("~").

  And to address the issue of /why/: appending tilde to a filename is a unix
convention for indicating a temporary or backup file.  So you might well want
to wildcard them and delete the lot to tidy up after a build.

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