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Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 74ab488: Check exit statuses in lib-src/Makefil

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] master 74ab488: Check exit statuses in lib-src/Makefile
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:00:14 -0800
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On 01/22/2015 09:54 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Why should the "*clean*" targets fail when "rm -f" returns a non-zero
exit status?  What are the advantages?

'rm -f FOO' succeeds if FOO already does not exist. So if 'rm -f FOO' fails, 'make clean' did not work and most likely FOO still exists, and the situation requires manual attention.

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