What is a MAKE file?
A MAKE file is an XCode script file that organize compilation of code. It is used to compile and link programs from multiple source code files. This help decide which parts of a large application are required to be recompiled when the application needs to be updated. Make files use a series of instructions to run depending on what files have changed.
MAKE File Format Example
The following contents is executed using the Make utility and outputs is as followed.
hello: echo "hello world"
$ make echo "hello world" hello world