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syntax of rpm build dir

could someone explain what the % mean here? and what this command is doing
echo '%_topdir %(echo $HOME)/rpmbuild' > ~/.rpmmacros
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lolaferrari

8/22/2022 - Mon
wesly_chen

create a file ~/.rpmmacros with the content of
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%_topdir %(echo $HOME)/rpmbuild
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It tell rpmbuild command that the TOPDIR is set to ~/rpmbuild for that user.
lolaferrari

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thanks so much - what do the % mean?
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very informative solution - thank you so much
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