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Re: Temporary files

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Temporary files
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 09:19:11 +0300

> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 10:38:22 +0530
> From: "Laiju Mathew" <address@hidden>
> After running a Gmake file on Windows, I see huge list of  files , all about
> 1kB in the TEMP directory. The files are named make<number>.sh. Each file
> has one command that is run by GMake. Are these files normally deleted by
> GMake itself or should they deleted by the user ?

They should be normally deleted by Make.

However, at least the latest two versions of Make (3.80 and 3.81)
don't create temporary *.sh files, they run the Unixy shell directly.
Temporary files are only created by Make for when the shell is
cmd.exe, in which case you should see make-NNN.bat files there.  What
version of Make do you have, and where did you get the binary?  If you
compiled the sources yourself, is it possible that you defined

Finally, versions of Make prior to 3.81 would leave temporary files
under the -n option, due to a bug.  Is it possible that you invoke
Make (or one of its sub-Make's) with the -n option?

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