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MKDEP(1) General Commands Manual MKDEP(1)


mkdepconstruct Makefile dependency list


mkdep [-ap] [-f file] [flags] file [...]


mkdep takes a set of flags for the C compiler and a list of C source files as arguments and constructs a set of include file dependencies which are written into the file ``.depend''. An example of its use in a Makefile might be:

CFLAGS= -O -I../include
SRCS= file1.c file2.c

	mkdep ${CFLAGS} ${SRCS}

where the macro SRCS is the list of C source files and the macro CFLAGS is the list of flags for the C compiler.

The options are as follows:

Append to the output file, so that multiple mkdep's may be run from a single Makefile.
Write the include file dependencies to file, instead of the default ``.depend''.
Cause mkdep to produce dependencies of the form:
program: program.c

so that subsequent makes will produce program directly from its C module rather than using an intermediate .o module. This is useful for programs whose source is contained in a single module.


cc(1), cpp(1), make(1)


file containing list of dependencies


The mkdep command appeared in 4.3BSD-Tahoe.

June 6, 1993 BSD 4.2