File Extension

MK File Format

Makefile (Generic)

MK is a file extension for a makefile. A makefile is used with the UNIX make utility to determine which portions of a program to compile. Essentially, a makefile is a script that guides make  in choosing program files should be be compiled and linked together.

MK files are commonly used with C programming, but can be used with any programming language that can be compiled via a shell command. MK files contain a list of commands involved in updating program files via the relationships described in the makefile. 

MK files can be opened and edited with a text editor, and compiled using the Make command, which is available for BSD, Linux and Unix operating systems.

 

Learn more about .MK files:

Find your software development answers at ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

See our C, C++ and C# developers cheat sheets.

Visit the MAKE at Gnu.org.

This was last updated in September 2010
Editorial Director Margaret Rouse

Ask a Question About MKPowered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

What made you want to look up MK Makefile (Generic)? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.