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I was wondering how do i activate or get to use gcc? i know it is there i chose the development package and i did gcc -dumpversion and it returned 3.2 but everytime i type gcci get
gcc: no input files.
and another question if i had to write a program in c what would i use??
i ran into a whole bunch of errors when i tried to do that
i typed in cc blah.c -o blah.exe
and it worked
if i used gcc -o execname -c blah.c
i got permission errors and can't execute binary files errors
i was able to change the permission error with chmod a+x execname but that still left the binary file error.
i tried using emacs as the editor but it kept giving me buffer errors so i used vi and that worked just great for me !
thanks for all your suggestions and help
it was most helpful and informative.
Originally posted by Randall
gcc -o execname -c blah.c
The -c option does not link and therefore there isn't an executable file. man gcc for command line options or search for additional help on the web. The -o option is what you want the executable to be named otherwise the default is a.out. Since linux doesn't care about names no extension is required. Based on my example