|This introduction to the make utility just might be good for some of us lazier programmers too...|
This article covers some make basics so you have an idea what is happening behind the scenes. It also examines some of the options you have available when issuing make commands.
You may be wondering why you should care about C if you have no intention of becoming a C programmer. The reason is simple: most operating systems (including FreeBSD) are written in C, as are most executable programs. As an example, use the file command to see the type of third-party programs installed on your system: