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Subject[PATCH] 2.5.44 mrproper removes editor backup files
Contrary to years of history and several explicit comments in
Makefile that mrproper != distclean, 2.5.44 merged the two
which causes mrproper to incorrectly remove editor backup files.
Suggested fix below -- works for me.

/Mikael

--- linux-2.5.44/Makefile.~1~ 2002-10-20 18:51:07.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.5.44/Makefile 2002-10-20 19:36:20.000000000 +0200
@@ -712,7 +712,11 @@
#
quiet_cmd_mrproper = RM $$(MRPROPER_DIRS) + $$(MRPROPER_FILES)
cmd_mrproper = rm -rf $(MRPROPER_DIRS) && rm -f $(MRPROPER_FILES)
-mrproper distclean: clean archmrproper
+mrproper: clean archmrproper
+ @echo ' Making $@ in the srctree'
+ $(call cmd,mrproper)
+
+distclean: mrproper
@echo ' Making $@ in the srctree'
@find . $(RCS_FIND_IGNORE) \
\( -name '*.orig' -o -name '*.rej' -o -name '*~' \
@@ -720,7 +724,6 @@
-o -name '.*.rej' -o -size 0 \
-o -name '*%' -o -name '.*.cmd' -o -name 'core' \) \
-type f -print | xargs rm -f
- $(call cmd,mrproper)

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