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Re: Nonrecursive Ensuring directory creation?

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: Nonrecursive Ensuring directory creation?
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:10:27 -0700
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> Unfortunately, Automake doesn't yet provide a good API for directory
> stamping yet.  You can easily use your own though, that don't interfere
> with automake's stamps and rules:
>   subdir/generated-file: subdir/my-dirstamp
>         commands ...
>   subdir/my-dirstamp:
>         @$(MKDIR_P) subdir
>         @: > $@
>   DISTCLEANFILES += subdir/my-dirstamp

A possibly simpler way, depending on what you're trying to accomplish, is
to do this at configure time:

AC_CONFIG_COMMANDS([tests/data/.placeholder], [touch tests/data/.placeholder])

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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