The default target of make is the first target. But can I change the default target in Makefile and how to change the default target of make? The default goal of make is the first target whose name does not start with ‘.’ if .DEFAULT_GOAL is not set. Ref: make manual. To set the default […]
The “Entering/Leaving…” messages when invoking another make by a make is kind of annoying. Is it possible to suppress these messages and how to suppress them? For GNU make, it is controlled by options: -w, –print-directory Print a message containing the working directory before and after other processing. This may be useful for tracking down […]
For example, try to less the error messages generated by the compiler with make | less Use this command: make 2>&1 | less or, if you want stderr only: make 2>&1 >/dev/null | less Answered by anonymous.
The –no-print-directory option of make tells make not to print the message about entering and leaving the working directory. However, how to specify the –no-print-directory inside the Makefile itself? Add this line to the Makefile: MAKEFLAGS += –no-print-directory You can also set MAKEFLAGS in a makefile, to specify additional flags that should also be in […]
Compiling a latex documents may take several steps when bibtex is used with latex. However, this latex compilation process is the same for most documents. We can make it a template with Makefile so that simply running make will generate the dvi/ps/pdf files for us. A simple Makefile for using latex with bibtex enabled is […]