4.4 Suffix rules

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To simplify a `Makefile' , there is a special kind of rule syntax known as a suffix rule . This is a wildcard pattern that can match targets. Our first `Makefile' used some. Here is one:

 .c.o: $(CC) $(CFLAGS) -c $< -o $@ 

Unless a more specific rule matches the target being sought, this rule will match any target that ends in `.o' . These files are said to always be dependent on `.c' . With some background material now presented, let's take a look at these tools in use.

This document was generated by Gary V. Vaughan on May, 24 2001 using texi2html

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