Re: Why 'mrproper'?

From: Thunder from the hill (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 12:13:47 EST


On Wed, 7 Aug 2002, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> Funny that you ask this question first now.
> mrproper came in 0.99p7
> distclean came in 0.99p14 as a synonym for mrproper.

"Mr. President, this is not exactly true."

The 'distclean' target also removes your editors backup files ("*~",
"#*#", "*.bak") and your patch leftovers ("*.orig", "*.rej"), notably your


.-../../-./..-/-..- .-./..-/.-.././.../.-.-.-

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