A description block is a dependency line optionally followed by a commands block. For example:
targets : dependents commands
A dependency line specifies one or more targets and zero or more dependents. A target must be at the start of the line. Separate targets from dependents by a colon (:). Spaces or tabs are allowed. To split the line, use a backslash (\ ) after a target or dependent. If a target does not exist, has an earlier time stamp than a dependent, or is a pseudotarget, Nmake.exe executes the commands. If a dependent is a target elsewhere and does not exist or is out-of-date with respect to its own dependents, Nmake.exe updates the dependent before updating the current dependency.
Last updated on Friday, October 08, 2004
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