"but the file’s contents do not matter, and usually are empty."
I need to populate that "empty target" file with a release version
given to the Makefile as variable to be used by Git.
What is the best way to populate an "empty target" file?
If my understanding is correct, the '--touch' option will be of no use
as it will "touch" the "empty target" file and it will never be populated.
How can I make the '--touch' option to the Make utility populate a
"empty target" file?
$ make -v
GNU Make 4.1
Built for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu