Re: Why 'mrproper'?

From: Andries Brouwer (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 12:00:41 EST

On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 08:55:25AM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> Having started out on the four floppy MCC "distribution" of Linux,
> building kernels clean with 'make distclean,' can someone provide a quick
> historical note as to what mrproper buys? A quick look at the tree after
> each didn't tell me much.

Funny that you ask this question first now.
mrproper came in 0.99p7
distclean came in 0.99p14 as a synonym for mrproper.

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