mk (software)

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Original author(s) Andrew G. Hume[1]
Operating system Version 9 Unix, Plan 9 from Bell Labs, and Inferno
Type Build automation tool
License MIT License / Lucent Public License

mk is the build tool replacing make in Version 9 Unix,[1] Plan 9 from Bell Labs, and Inferno. It improves upon its predecessor by introducing a completely new syntax that is both easier to read and more powerful. It has been ported back to Unix as part of Plan 9 from User Space.


Mk is licensed under the MIT License and the Lucent Public License, both of which are free software licenses, approved by both Free Software Foundation and Open Source Initiative.


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