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Re: The usage of `cd builtins && $(MAKE) ...`

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: The usage of `cd builtins && $(MAKE) ...`
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 10:00:48 -0500
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On 12/30/18 8:09 AM, Peng Yu wrote:
> Hi,
> I see things like `cd builtins && $(MAKE) ...` in the Makefiles in
> bash source code. GNU Make has the option of -C for entering a
> directory and make. Is the reason to cd then make for compatibility
> with other make's that don't support -C? Thanks.

Yes. Bash doesn't require GNU make.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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