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3 Writing Makefiles

The information that tells make how to recompile a system comes from reading a data base called the makefile.

Makefile Contents    What makefiles contain.
Makefile Names    How to name your makefile.
Include    How one makefile can use another makefile.
MAKEFILES Variable    The environment can specify extra makefiles.
Remaking Makefiles    How makefiles get remade.
Overriding Makefiles    How to override part of one makefile

with another makefile.

Reading Makefiles    How makefiles are read in.
Parsing Makefiles    How makefiles are parsed.
Secondary Expansion    How and when secondary expansion is performed.