Makefile is an actively used application created in 1976. A makefile is a file containing a set of directives used with the make build automation tool.. Read more on Wikipedia...

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  • Makefile ranks in the top 20% of languages
  • the Makefile wikipedia page
  • Makefile first appeared in 1976
  • file extensions for Makefile include mak, d, make, mk and mkfile
  • See also: c
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Example code from Linguist:

#!/usr/bin/make -f
%:
	ls -l

Example code from Wikipedia:

edit: main.o kbd.o command.o display.o 
    cc -o edit main.o kbd.o command.o display.o
     
main.o: main.c defs.h
    cc -c main.c
kbd.o: kbd.c defs.h command.h
    cc -c kbd.c
command.o: command.c defs.h command.h
    cc -c command.c
display.o: display.c defs.h
    cc -c display.c

clean:
     rm edit main.o kbd.o command.o display.o

Last updated July 8th, 2019