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gccmakedep - create dependencies in makefiles using gcc -M
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gccmakedep program calls gcc -M to output
makefile rules describing the dependencies of each
sourcefile, so that
knows which object files must be recompiled when a dependency has changed.
gccmakedep places its output in the file named
makefile if it exists, otherwise
Makefile. An alternate makefile may be specified with the
It first searches the makefile for a line beginning with
# DO NOT DELETE
or one provided with the
-s option, as a delimiter for the dependency output.
If it finds it, it will delete everything following this up to the end of
the makefile and put the output after this line.
If it doesnt find it, the program will append the string to the makefile
and place the output after that.
gccmakedep will be used in a makefile target so that typing make depend will bring
the dependencies up to date for the makefile.
SRCS = file1.c file2.c ...
CFLAGS = -O -DHACK -I../foobar -xyz
gccmakedep -- $(CFLAGS) -- $(SRCS)
The program will ignore any option that it does not understand, so you may
use the same arguments that you would for
-U options to define and undefine symbols and
-I to set the include path.
Append the dependencies to the file instead of replacing existing
This allows you to specify an alternate makefile in which
gccmakedep can place its output.
Specifying - as the file name (that is,
-f-) sends the output to standard output instead of modifying an existing file.
Starting string delimiter.
This option permits you to specify a different string for
gccmakedep to look for in the makefile.
The default is # DO NOT DELETE.
-- options -- |
gccmakedep encounters a double hyphen (--) in the argument list, then any
unrecognized arguments following it will be silently ignored.
A second double hyphen terminates this special treatment.
In this way,
gccmakedep can be made to safely ignore esoteric compiler arguments that might
normally be found in a CFLAGS
make macro (see the
EXAMPLE section above).
-D, -I, and
-U options appearing between the pair of double hyphens are still processed
The version of the
gccmakedep included in this X.Org Foundation release was originally
written by the XFree86 Project based on code supplied by Hongjiu Lu.
Colin Watson wrote this manual page, originally for the Debian Project,
based partly on the manual page for