gcc produces foo.exe, not foo

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Wed Sep 23 15:58:00 GMT 1998

---Arne Glenstrup <panic@diku.dk> wrote:
> Hello,
> Apologies if this question has been answered many times before, but I
> didn't seem to be able to find it in the mailing list archives via the
> search function.
> The problem is that it seems that when running
>   gcc -o foo foo.c
> it produces not a file named foo, but a file named foo.exe. This has
> caused me problems when writing a Makefile somewhat like
>   bar: foo.c
>           gcc -o foo foo.c
>           mv foo bar
> because it complains when trying to mv file foo.
> What is the standard way of circumventing this problem? Simply writing

Create a variable SUFFIX just like the variable PREFIX.  SUFFIX should
not contain a value by default.  Then do:

            mv foo$(SUFFIX) bar$(SUFFIX)

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