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Re: makefile rules

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: makefile rules
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 17:21:17 -0800
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On 12/21/21 12:23, Jim Meyering wrote:

Even with `mv -f` support, one must still either remove $@-t or otherwise
ensure that it is writable. The read-only temporary may have been left behind
from a preceding, interrupted run of the same rule.

Yes, that's the "(though not perfect)" I alluded to.

I just found out about Kevin Ryde's do-not-edit package, which tells Emacs not to edit files with a "DO NOT EDIT" line. Have you tried it?


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