Response Files

Inline Response Files   Automatic Responses

Inline Response Files [Top]

The syntax for an inline response file is:

target :
     command [prolog] << [ response_file ]
[ line copied to response file ]
<< [epilog] 

where << begin and end the response file, response_file names the file, and epilog and prolog are optional text. The most common prolog is "@". The epilog can be used for redirection or other text. There are three special words that can appear in the epilog:

Epilog Meaning

KEEP Do not delete the response file.
NOKEEP Delete the response file (Default.)
ECHO Show the contents of the response file.


Automatic Responses [Top]

Automatic responses are defined with a directive of the form:

.RESPONSE.XXX : [ parameter ... ] [ program ... ]

Where XXX is the name of a response class, parameter describes the response class, and program is the name of a program that accepts the response class.

This directive both defines response classes (see the manual for details) and adds program names to existing classes. For example, to add automatic response file support for Borland's TLINK use the following: