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Re: make doesn't know about sh's "!"?

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: make doesn't know about sh's "!"?
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 14:24:15 -0500

> Make doesn't know about "!"?

This has already been fixed.

Try the latest beta:


> Sigh, must use sh -c '!....'

No.  Many special characters will cause make to invoke a shell.  For
example, double-quotes (").  Until you can get the fixed version you can
use something like this as a workaround:

    all: ; ! test -w "/"

to force make to run a shell.

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