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From Peter Nordlund <>
Subject Re: Wishlist of make like features.
Date Wed, 06 Sep 2000 09:01:19 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>  PN> * 2.  make -n: Dry-run. Don't actually run any commands; just
>  PN> print them.
>  >>  What kind of output would you want, the names of the targets, the
>  >> names of the tasks or the names and attributes of all tasks?
>  PN> I thought of the same output as if the commands actually were
>  PN> executed.  So that you could combine this option with -verbose
>  PN> and -quiet.
> You mean "[copydir] Copying 2 files to x/y/z" but don't do
> anything. 

Yes that is exactly what I mean.

> This might be trivial to implement but we'd need to modify
> every single task (well, <echo> might go unchanged). This is called
> SMOP I've been told 8^).

Yes, I understand that it might be quite some work ......


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