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alice95089 01-31-2005 02:17 AM

what is the difference between make distclean and make clean?
 
Hi all,
I would like to ask a question as titled..


Thanks

Alice

lyle_s 01-31-2005 10:14 PM

Have a look at:
http://www.gnu.org/software/automake...ake.html#Clean

Basically, if "make" built it, "make clean" will delete it. If "./configure" built it, "make distclean" will delete it.

Lyle

gthm159 08-27-2008 09:27 PM

The link is "lyle_s"'s post above is broken.

I think this is the correct link.

- Googie

John VV 08-28-2008 01:22 AM

the short answer is
make clean -- will delete almost all files made by ./configure and make
make distclean ( this dose not work on ALL programs but most ) will remove ALL files made by ./configure and ALL files made by make
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try this link
http://www.gnu.org/software/automake...ean.html#Clean


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