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Date:      Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:43:33 +0200
From:      Johan Kuuse <>
Subject:   FreeBSD Make question
Message-ID:  <>

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I'm trying to write a Makefile for FreeBSD Make (not GNU Make), with target
names containg spaces.

MY_TARGET=/home/joe/directory name with spaces/hello.c
    @echo ${.TARGET}

The output is truncated to '/home/joe/directory'
Is there any possible way to escape this properly?
I have read all the documentation I could find, and tried several ways
solving this problem, using quotes, escapes, substitutions.
The output is the same if as use sh, bash, or tcsh, so it isn't shell
Are spaces simply not possible to use in target names?

If I'm on the wrong list, or someone could point me into any direction to
solve this, I would gladly appreciate any hints.

Best Regards,

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