How to group C progs to a project in Linux

As in Turbo C, DOS version, there was something called .prj files which contained a list of c prog. and its headers. When compiled all was compiled together.
How do I do this in Linux?
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The usual way is to use a Makefile, and the a simple 'make' will build your project (tutorial available at

However, some IDEs will implement their own version of .prj files (or build the Makefile for you)

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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
From the command "info make" you can find instructions on how to automatically generate dependencies.
I always have to look it up again when I want to use it because IMHO it's a bit arcane, but it does work.
Once you are automatically generating dependencies you are doing pretty much everything any IDE can do (again IMHO).
It depends fully on the tools you're using. If you use e.g Kdevelop, Anjuta or some other IDE you'll find a similar file for them. If you do use the "standard" tools you have to group that all by yourself.

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