Jam/MR — Make(1) Redux
ftjam [-a] [-g] [-n] [-q] [-v] [-d debug] [-f jambase] [-j jobs]
[-o actionsfile] [-s var=value] [-t target] [target ...]
Jam is a program construction tool, like make(1).
Jam recursively builds target files from source files, using dependency
information and updating actions expressed in the Jambase file, which
is written in jam’s own interpreted language. The default Jambase is
compiled into jam and provides a boilerplate for common use, relying on
a user-provide file "Jamfile" to enumerate actual targets and sources.
-a Build all targets anyway, even if they are up-to-date.
-d n Enable cummulative debugging levels from 1 to n. Interesting
Show actions (the default)
Show "quiet" actions and display all action text
Show dependency analysis, and target/source timestamps/paths
Show shell arguments
Show rule invocations and variable expansions
Show directory/header file/archive scans
Show variable settings
Show variable fetches
Show variable manipulation, scanner tokens
-d +n Enable debugging level n.
-d 0 Turn off all debugging levels. Only errors are not
Read jambase instead of using the built-in Jambase. Only one
-f flag is permitted, but the jambase may explicitly include
-g Build targets with the newest sources first, rather than in
the order of appearance in the Jambase/Jamfiles.
-j n Run up to n shell commands concurrently (UNIX and NT only).
The default is 1.
-n Don’t actually execute the updating actions, but do
everything else. This changes the debug level default to -d2.
-o file Write the updating actions to the specified file instead of
running them (or outputting them, as on the Mac).
-q Quit quickly (as if an interrupt was received) as soon as any
target build fails.
Set the variable var to value, overriding both internal
variables and variables imported from the environment.
-t target Rebuild target and everything that depends on it, even if it
-v Print the version of ftjam and exit.
ftjam is documented fully in HTML pages available on Debian systems
This manual page was created by Yann Dirson email@example.com from the
Jam.html documentation, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
used by others).