Make is a unix tool that provides a dependency-based way to execute commands.
The make command takes a parameter, known as the target which is usually the name of a file you would like to generate, or set of commands you would like to run.
help target in the Makefile. This can be automatically generated
from comments in the Makefile. There are many forms for this - this one is
# makefile example...
This will work on both GNU and BSD implementations (
Each line of a Makefile is a new shell invocation - if you need to maintain the
state of a shell (ex: entering a virtualenv, setting variables, etc.) you
should wrap lines with
;\\ to separate individual commands while retaining
the same shell instance.