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Rule Example

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Here is an example of a rule:

foo.o : foo.c defs.h       # module for twiddling the frobs
        cc -c -g foo.c

Its target is foo.o and its prerequisites are foo.c and defs.h. It has one command, which is cc -c -g foo.c. The command line starts with a tab to identify it as a command.

This rule says two things: