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Old 11-18-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
leogg23
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compiling .cpp files


Hello, I am trying to compile the .cpp files and .h files to be able to run a program called PALS. I have like 30 files in a directory (both .cpp and .h) and I do not know if I should just try to compile them all with g++ command. Would this give me an executable file right away?

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Old 11-18-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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It is easy to try:
Code:
g++ *.cpp -o pals
If the errors/warnings don't look too bad, try running it with
Code:
./pals
I have no idea whether that simple method of building it will work. It depends on what is in your 30 files.

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Old 11-18-2010, 03:35 PM   #3
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Hello, I am trying to compile the .cpp files and .h files to be able to run a program called PALS. I have like 30 files in a directory (both .cpp and .h) and I do not know if I should just try to compile them all with g++ command. Would this give me an executable file right away?
Like johnsfine said, without knowing what the code is, it's hard to say what it'll do. Would help if you provided details, such as version/distro of Linux, and where you got the PALS software you're trying to compile. Does it have instructions with it? A Makefile?
 
Old 11-19-2010, 09:02 AM   #4
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if you want one executable from all the 30 files, you should have a Makefile or you will have to write your own.
 
  


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