can python run a free 'make' utility/module on Windows?

Chris Liechti cliechti at
Fri Aug 23 22:08:50 CEST 2002

gk at (greg keraunen) wrote in 
news:ac6e8119.0208231059.6dcf6741 at
> Does anyone know of a free/open-source make utility on Windows that
> could be accessed and distributed with Python?
> The other thing I was hoping to find is rsync on Windows. Is that
> possible?

both can be found in the cygwin package.
maybe mingw contains a make that doesn't need the cygwin dll
> I know Python can meet my needs in the area of Regular Expressions, XML
> DOM, and GUI, etc. but make is the the one thing I haven't found yet.

if you want to have a build tool written in python 
could be an alternative.

Chris <cliechti at>

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