In Unix, what is a Makefile?

A Makefile is a configuration file for the Unix make utility.

You can use the make utility to manage the complicated process of compiling programs from multiple source files. A Makefile includes a list of the source files to be compiled, along with the configuration options for the compiler program. A Makefile may also include instructions for moving the binary files to their final location, and cleaning up after an installation.

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