make distclean (make realclean)

Jens Skripczynski Skripi at
Sun Apr 30 09:47:36 GMT 2000


i noticed that that by executing 'make distclean' the
source/bin directory is erased. But in this directory even
lives a file '.cvsignore'.
Looking closer I found:
realclean: clean
        -rm -f config.log $(PROGS) $(SPROGS) bin/.dummy
        -rm -rf bin

which erases the bin direcotory.

wouldn't it be better to write:
realclean: clean
        -rm -f config.log 
        -rm -rf bin/.libs
        -rm -f bin/*

Which will erase the .dummy file, and all compiled libraries and executeales.


Jens Skripczynski
E-Mail: skripi at

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