[petsc-dev] make -f gmakefile test needs a proper help message of some sort

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Sat Jun 17 19:02:29 CDT 2017

  Thanks, sadly it is not helpful.

$ make -f gmakefile help
make: *** No rule to make target `help'.  Stop.

> On Jun 17, 2017, at 6:53 PM, Jed Brown <jed at jedbrown.org> wrote:
> Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
>> make -f gmakefile test   XXXX
>> appears to be a very powerful tool, as such it needs a useful help message since it is next to impossible to know where to look to find all its options.
>> make -f gmakefile test   help=1 
> This is more-or-less a convention:
>  make -f gmakefile help

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