Makefiles: Be less verbose when performing make rules by only printing the command being executed and the source and/or target file.

Robert Shearman rob at
Wed Mar 21 05:23:02 CDT 2007

Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> Robert Shearman <rob at> writes:
>> I don't see how. It doesn't change the portability with other versions
>> of make, and although I'm not an expert on shell programmings, I don't
>> think I used an non-portable constructs there.
> The MAKEFLAGS hack is certainly non portable, and won't behave right
> on other makes. Using a shell script will also cause trouble on
> Windows. The extra shell evaluation will also require some extra
> quoting, that may be tricky to get right. It's really a lot of
> trouble...

I'm guessing you still believe this is the case, even with my latest patch.

Rob Shearman

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