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Old 10-24-2003, 08:11 AM   #1
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compile log

hi guys i recently got linux installed on vmware so im pretty much a newbie here... i'd just like to know where the compile error log is coz i cant compile this program for weeks now...just bout to give up when i came across this great site. Thanks in advance!
Old 10-24-2003, 02:06 PM   #2
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Generally there isn't...errors should be displayed on stderr, which generally means you'll see it right ther eon the screen.

If you want to redirect error messages to a file, then when you compile it add '2>filename' to the end of the command you use, where filename is the name of the file you want to use to log error messages.
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Some will create their own compile type log placing it in the directory your compiling from. Some might not, it all depends on who created the package/app. Check the README or INSTALL files as most will define if they do there in their own documentation.
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thanks for the input guys really appreciated
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If there isn't a compile log produced, and the output goes to stdout, or stderr, you could precede the command you enter to make the project with the nohup command. The stdout and stderr output is redirected to nohup out. NOHUP stands for no hangup. I the project takes a long time to compile, you can even logout and it will continue in the background.
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ah one more question please guys... i can copy text from virtual to host machine when running vmware toolbox but i cannot copy text from host to virtual. i wanna copy texts both ways, is there a way to do that?

Im currently using vmware workstation 4 and my host o/s is windows xp and my vitual machine is redhat 9. Thanks in advance!


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