Makefile.docutils is a makefile that handles most things one would want to do with docutils. For minimal applications it can be used directly; typically you would include it in your makefiles, e.g.:
DOCS = foo.txt bar.txt include Makefile.docutils
For quick jobs make DOCS=foo.txt\ bar.txt or just make (taking all *.txt files) will also work.
This makefile is very flexible and can be configured by setting many variables. It also supports pre/postprocessing, currently with sandbox/cben/rolehack scripts and rudimentary output-format-dependant adaptation of .* names with sed scripts.
The makefile is heavily commented and the comments themeselves are in reST (sort of literate programming). A script (make2rst.py) is provided that can convert the whole file to legal reST - run make in this directory to build the docs (make ps pdf would give you more formats).
Enjoy and tell me (email@example.com) if you miss any functionality or flexibility...