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Old 01-10-2005, 12:39 AM   #1
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Purpose of make clean


Dear all,

What is the purpose of "make clean" is it to remove all the files and directoiries that have been installed by make install before?
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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No, 'make clean' just removes all the intermediate object files that are created during a normal 'make'. Its purpose is to clean up all the already-compiled files so you can 'make' everything from scratch again.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:52 AM   #3
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make uninstall will uninstall the program (provided the rule exists, it should normally. make clean will clean up the objects and stuff and make distclean will remove everyhting so it's just like you freshly downloaded and untared the archive
 
Old 01-10-2005, 01:09 AM   #4
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thank you!!
 
  


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