UNIX makefile example

Here's an example of a makefile. We want to create a program out of two source files, p1.cpp and p2.cpp, linking the object files to two of our own libraries libaudio.a and libmidi.a that reside in /usr/local/myownlibraries.

CC = g++
CFLAGS =  -I../include -I$(PARSERDIR)/include -g -Wall
LDFLAGS = -L /usr/local/myownlibraries -laudio -lmidi

program: p1.o p2.o
	$(CC) -o $@ p1.o p2.o

	$(CC) -c $< $(CFLAGS)

Note the blue bars, indicating you should type a TAB-character, NOT a number of spaces.

Standard macros
$@ The current target
$* Base name of the current target
$< The first prerequisite (the left-most file in the line)
$? All prerequisites that are newer than the target
$^ All prerequisites, with spaces between them.