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<programming, tool> The Unix tool to automate the recompilation, linking etc. of programs, taking account of the interdependencies of modules and their modification times. Make reads instructions from a "makefile" which specifies a set of targets to be built, the files they depend on and the commands to execute in order to produce them.

Most C systems come with a make. There is also one produce by GNU.

["Make - A Program for Maintaining Computer Programs", A.I. Feldman, TR No 57, Bell Labs Apr 1977].



Nearby terms: major delivery Majordomo major release Make Makedoc makefile Maker Interchange Format