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       cheatmake - fool make into not rebuilding certain files


       cheatmake [hidechangefile] [show] [whyfile]


       cheatmake  is used to save time when recompiling. It can fool make into
       skipping files that haven't changed in a meaningful way.  This  can  be
       used  for  instance when you change a comment in a file but none of the
       actual code.

       This utility is part of the KDE Software Development Kit.


       hidechange file
              Hides the fact that file was changed by  setting  the  timestamp
              into the past. Use with care!

       show   Lists what files make currently needs to rebuild

       why file
              Explains why make must rebuild file


       One  of  the  following  variables  (but not both) should be set if the
       source directory is different from the build directory.  If  the  build
       directory is simply a subdirectory of the source directory, the simpler
       variable OBJ_SUBDIR should be used.

              Indicates that the build directory is in the given  subdirectory
              of  the  source directory. For instance, if the source directory
              is kdesdk and the build directory is kdesdk/obj-i386-linux, then
              OBJ_SUBDIR should be set to obj-i386-linux.

              A  sed expression that is used to transform the source directory
              into the build directory. For instance, if the source  directory
              is  kdesdk/obj-i386-linux, then OBJ_REPLACEMENT should be set to




       cheatmake was written by David Faure  <>. This manual page
       was  prepared  by Ben Burton  <> for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system (but may be used by others).

                                 March 8, 2003