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Subject: Re: Building RomBox out-of-the-box
From: Daniel Stenberg (
Date: 2004-09-04

On Sat, 4 Sep 2004, BlueChip wrote:

> @echo is a DOS command ;)

Prefixing commands with @ in makefiles makes the command issued without being
echoed on screen. But yes, it seems influenced by DOS.

> 'makefile's use TAB to indicate "this line is a continuation of the last
> line"

Not exactly. Tabs are used to start "command" lines, to make them distinctly
different than "rules" lines. At least historically, I believe GNU make and a
few others may in fact accept spaces there as well.

  Daniel Stenberg -- --

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