I've this really simple make file:

        test -f ./bin/alfred-proxy || wget "http://localhost:8081/1.0.26/my-binary-1.0.26.tar.gz
" -O /tmp/my-binary.tar.gz && tar xfvz /tmp/my-binary.tar.gz
        go build && ./my-awesome-binary

I want to move the version 1.0.26 to a variable so that I can change it easily in future and it's not part of the long command. How can I accomplish that?


Variables in makefiles are pretty straight forward:

version = 1.0.26
        test -f ./bin/alfred-proxy || wget "http://localhost:8081/$(version)/my-binary-$(version).tar.gz
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    Thanks @Stephen, I was defining it under run: block and hence the issue. – Abhijeet Rastogi Mar 31 '17 at 2:52

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