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Distribution: Slackware (mainly) and then a lot of others...
Write a simple c program. Then compile it using gcc -o <progname.o> <progname.c>.
You can also compile it straightaway with gcc <progname>. In this case the compiled binary name would be a.out.
You can then execute the compiled binary using ./<progname.o> or ./<a.out>.
Hope this helps.
PS: AFAIK _all_ distros come with gcc - unless you specifically did not install it. You can check that with 'whereis gcc'.
i made a file put a simple c program in it saved it and ran gcc -o nameofmyprogram nameofmyprogram.c and it said gcc: error: hello.c: No such file or directory
gcc: fatal error: no input files
You may use the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of your new post, then you end up in an advanced editor where there is this # character where you can click in order to wrap code-tags around the text.
You may as well use the "quote" button for any post where someone used code-tags and see how it works.