|GNU Make Manual||www.imodulo.com · 2003-04-05|
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If you use several levels of recursive
make invocations, the
-print-directory option can make the output a lot easier to understand by showing each directory as
make starts processing it and as
make finishes processing it. For example, if
make -w is run in the directory
make will print a line of the form:
make: Entering directory `/u/gnu/make'.
before doing anything else, and a line of the form:
make: Leaving directory `/u/gnu/make'.
when processing is completed.
Normally, you do not need to specify this option because
make does it for you:
-w is turned on automatically when you use the
-C option, and in sub-
make will not automatically turn on
-w if you also use
-s, which says to be silent, or if you use
-no-print-directory to explicitly disable it.
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