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bug in the documentation, or ...?

From: nusret
Subject: bug in the documentation, or ...?
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 08:25:38 -0800 (PST)

I quote from the make manual (3.80)
5.2 Command Execution
 If you want to use cd to affect the next command, put
the two on a single line with a semicolon between
them. Then make will consider them a single command
and pass them, together, to a shell which will execute
them in sequence. For example:
foo : bar/lose
        cd bar; gobble lose > ../foo

This doesn't work on Windows XP cmd.exe. Does make
preprocess commands to replace ; with && which works?
Or should the manual point to this?
(I learned it the hard way :)

Thank you.


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