[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #3213: Add -C (change directory) option to bjam

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #3213: Add -C (change directory) option to bjam
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-24 03:36:01

#3213: Add -C (change directory) option to bjam
 Reporter: jewillco | Owner: grafik
     Type: Feature Requests | Status: new
Milestone: Boost 1.40.0 | Component: bjam
  Version: Boost 1.39.0 | Severity: Not Applicable
 Keywords: |
 GNU Make has a very useful command line flag -C (or --directory) that
 changes the directory to its argument before starting make. This is
 different than changing it in your shell because Make's change is local to
 its process (and its subprocesses) and does not change the outside user
 environment. One example of where this is useful is if I am working in
 boost/graph, and would like to re-run the Boost.Graph test suite. With
 -C, all I would need to do is:

 bjam -C ../../libs/graph/test

 and the tests would be run as though I changed into that directory, ran
 bjam, and then changed back. I believe that this feature would be very
 convenient. More documentation is available at

Ticket URL: <https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/3213>
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