[Techtalk] Re: Loop/wildcard-like syntax for GNU make?

Conor Daly conor.daly-linuxchix at cod.homelinux.org
Thu Apr 19 22:19:48 UTC 2007

On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 06:43:17PM +0200 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
Michelle Konzack thought:
> Am 2007-04-18 09:28:51, schrieb Conor Daly:
> > This works for a straight cp and should work with convert also:
> > 
> > all:
> > 	for FILE in *.png; do \
> > 		cp -f $$FILE $$(basename "$$FILE" png)jpg; \
> > 	done;
> Please read the manual to gnu make why you should avoid shell loops.

I read the manual far enough to figure out _how_ to do shell loops.  Now I
have to go and read why not?!!!  Arrgh!!
Conor (trudging off to look at the manual again...)
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