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Make file for a program that has a main function taking command line arguments

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Hi all!

I have a program with a main function that takes command line arguments.

It looks like

int main(int argc, char ** argv) {
// code here
}

I want to write a makefile that generates an executable for this program called myprog. When I run this program I want to be able to give command line arguments to the main function.

What do I need in my makefile for doing this? I can write a makefile for a program that takes no arguments but I dont know how to write the makefile in this case.

Thanks in advance!

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Question by:manad
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_corey_ earned 34 total points
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The makefile should not make a difference.

You simply provide the paramaters at runtime.

yourprogram param1 param2

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If you're using VC++ 6.0, you can make this setting by pressing Alt-F7, and then click the DEBUG tab, and fill in Program-Argument field.

What compiler are you using, and what's your OS?
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by:manad
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I am using g++ for compilation on Sun-Solaris platform.

So basically if the target is called 'myprog' then all I need to do for running the program is...

myprog param1 param2

Is this correct?


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by:CoolBreeze
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yup, if I am not wrong.
and yes, the makefile should be the same.
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