Thursday, April 27, 2006

Free GNU Make documentation

If, like me, you use GNU Make a lot then you should be aware of two really important pieces of documentation for GNU Make that are totally free (speech and beer):

1. The GNU Make Manual. This is the standard manual that comes with GNU Make and is available on the web here:

2. Robert Mecklenburg's "Managing Projects with GNU Make". This is the book published by O'Reilly but released under the Free Documentation License. PDFs of each of the sections are available here:

It's great that these two resources are freely available, but don't let that stop you buying them. Supporting the FSF and Mecklenburg with a little cash is a good way of keeping free documents free.

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