Makefile shenanigans

question to my C gurus out there,
given a big enough project which is depended on it’s makefiles to be compiled how would go about targeting the preprocessor ?

i don’t understand what do you need bro? keep safe!!

i want to run the -E switch with GCC but i’m running into problems as the makefiles i have for this project don’t have a target for the preprocessor. i can write the preprocessor target into the makefile (there are quite a few of those and i need to go over most of them) but i was wondering if there is a more clever way that i’m not aware of.

solved it by using "-save-temps " flag