[C] makefile:4: *** missing separator. Stop


Answers

You should always write command after a "tab" and not white space.

This applies to "gcc" line (line #4) in your case. You need to insert tab before gcc.

Also replace \rm -fr ll with "rm -fr ll". Insert tabs before this command too

Question

This is my makefile:

all:ll

ll:ll.c   
  gcc  -c  -Wall -Werror -02 c.c ll.c  -o  ll  $@  $<

clean :
  \rm -fr ll

When I try to make clean or make make, I get this error:

:makefile:4: *** missing separator.  Stop.

How can I fix it?




This is because tab is replaced by spaces. To disable this feature go to

gedit->edit->preferences->editor

and remove check for

"replace tab with space"




The key point was "HARD TAB" 1. Check whether you used TAB instead of whitespace 2. Check your .vimrc for "set tabstop=X"