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NAME

       cheatmake - fool make into not rebuilding certain files

SYNOPSIS

       cheatmake [hidechangefile] [show] [whyfile]

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       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

ENVIRONMENT

       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.

       OBJ_SUBJDIR
           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.

       OBJ_REPLACEMENT
           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 s#kdesdk#kdesdk-obj#.

SEE ALSO

       make(1)

AUTHORS

       cheatmake was written by David Faure faure@kde.org. This manual page was prepared by Ben
       Burton bab@debian.org for the Debian GNU/Linux® system (but may be used by others).

[FIXME: source]                           March 8, 2003                              CHEATMAKE(1)