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Old 07-14-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
taylorp
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Using KDevelop 4


I am new to C++ and I am trying to use KDevelop 4 to work through a C++ Beginner book. I made a simple file but I don't know how to compile and run it. I see a button that says "Execute", but it doesn't do anything.

I am anxious to get going in this book. Can someone help me get over this simple hurdle by telling me how to compile and run files in KDevelop? Thx!

-Paul
 
Old 07-14-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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I strongly recommend that you do not use an IDE like KDevelop to learn programming. It hides everything from you, and instead of understanding the compilation process, you just hope it magically works when you push the button.

To compile a single source file:

Code:
gcc source.c -o name-of-executable
If you omit the "-o name-of-executable" part, it names the executable "a.out".
 
  


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