make distclean (make realclean)

Jens Skripczynski Skripi at
Mon May 1 12:13:07 GMT 2000

Peter Samuelson:
> [Jens Skripczynski]
> > 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.
> Not quite.  "*" does not include ".*" for most Unix shells.  A good
> thing, too, because you usually do not want to include "..".  My usual
> idiom for getting all files in a directory is "* .??*" which is not
> perfect but works as long as I don't have any ".?" files.
This is why i chose bin/*.
because 'ls -la' yields:
./   .cvsignore  .libs/
../  .dummy      CVS/

So might want to erase all l
ibs, smbd, nmbd,... 
maybe the dummy file 
but not the 'bin/CVS/*' dir and not 'bin/.cvsignore'.


Jens Skripczynski
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