# Makefile gmake

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Hi!
Can someone tell me what this means in line makefile:
include \$ (DVD_MAKE) / generic.mak
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Originally Posted by irdeto
Hi!
Can someone tell me what this means in line makefile:
include \$ (DVD_MAKE) / generic.mak
Thanks!
What means here sign of dollar \$.
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It expands the symbol DVD_MAKE, so instead of trying to include the file DVD_MAKE/generic.mak, if DVD_MAKE is set to /usr/home/me/dvdstuff then it will include /usr/home/me/dvdstuff/generic.mak.
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Originally Posted by xpi0t0s
It expands the symbol DVD_MAKE, so instead of trying to include the file DVD_MAKE/generic.mak, if DVD_MAKE is set to /usr/home/me/dvdstuff then it will include /usr/home/me/dvdstuff/generic.mak.
Thank you.
I tried to compile some file ,with gmake and compiler, when started gmake ,I get error cant't find generic.mak , generic.mak is in different branches in the SW tree.
Do you know why I get error?
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This is my SW tree:

/ xxxx\gamke > makefile
Root
\ yyyy\generic.mak

See above post:
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set DVD_MAKE=%1/make

what mean %1

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I don't think I can explain why you get the error. make itself has told you why you got the error ("can't find generic.mak") and I can't think of any way to explain "can't find generic.mak" without actually saying "can't find generic.mak".

So either generic.mak isn't on your computer, or make is looking in the wrong place.

%1 is the first parameter. So for the command "dir *.txt /s", dir would see *.txt as %1 and /s as %2.

If generic.mak is in \yyyy then probably you need to set DVD_MAKE=\yyyy.
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I found what is wrong ,think, batch file don't
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"set DVD_MAKE=%1/make"
that is why what gmake and make file can't recognize generic.mak.
Don't know why.
Names of folder and file is OK.