Integrating the command "make" via external programs

It is possible to add several commands via cygwin[1] or MinGW[2] into the windows commandline.
But this often doesn't work very well, since a few programs need additional files for compiling (like truecrack) which aren't included in MinGW or cygwin.

Nevertheless if you wan't to use the command "make" in Win7 you have to follow these 3 steps:

1) Download MinGW[2]
2) Install it and select besides the different compilers MSYS during the installation
3) After you have installed MinGW, add the path to the bin directory of your MinGW installation to the PATH environment variable. (or do it manually for testing, since changes on these variables need a restart to take place -> set PATH=C:\MinGW\bin;%PATH%)
4) Type "copy c:\MinGW\bin\mingw32-make.exe c:\MinGW\bin\make.exe" into your commandline
5) enjoy "make" ;)



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