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Task runner for targets described in Makefile. Mostly used to control the compilation of an executable from source code. More information:

  • Call the first target specified in the Makefile (usually named "all"):


  • Call a specific target:

make {{target}}

  • Call a specific target, executing 4 jobs at a time in parallel:

make -j{{4}} {{target}}

  • Use a specific Makefile:

make --file {{path/to/file}}

  • Execute make from another directory:

make --directory {{path/to/directory}}

  • Force making of a target, even if source files are unchanged:

make --always-make {{target}}

  • Override a variable defined in the Makefile:

make {{target}} {{variable}}={{new_value}}

  • Override variables defined in the Makefile by the environment:

make --environment-overrides {{target}}