No rule to make target `–f'

I am trying to make a c file like

make –f makefile1

This is my make file:

TestAssn1: test_assign1_1.o dberror.o storage_mgr.o
        cc -o TestAssn1 test_assign1_1.o dberror.o storage_mgr.o
test_assign1_1.o: test_assign1_1.c test_helper.h dberror.h storage_mgr.h
        cc -c test_assign1_1.c
dberror.o: dberror.c dberror.h
        cc -c dberror.c
storage_mgr.o: storage_mgr.c storage_mgr.h dberror.h
        cc -c storage_mgr.c

But I only get this message:

make: *** No rule to make target `–f'.  Stop.

How should I correct this?

Answers


You need to use a normal dash (-), not an en dash, in the command.

My guess is you copied this command from a blog or other web source. Many blog/web frameworks have a bug where they will replace typewriter punctuation with their typographically correct counterparts even within code formatted text.


This is very odd as your make usage is correct per http://linux.die.net/man/1/make

Please try some of the other formats for this option:

-f file, --file=file, --makefile=FILE  
    Use file as a makefile.   

Otherwise, perhaps your make is not the one listed in that man page (which is GNU make).


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