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Old 09-22-2015, 03:03 PM   #1
whoovian11
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How to compile something in Ubuntu?


So this is my first linux code.

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Code:
#include <stdio.h>
#include <time.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
void printaccess(char *path) {
struct stat statbuf;
if (stat(path, &statbuf) == -1)
perror("Failed to get file status");
else
printf("%s last accessed at %s", path, ctime(&statbuf.st_atime));
}
How do I compile this to check if this is correct?
 
Old 09-22-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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usually you complie c programs with gcc. something like
Code:
#to compile:
gcc /whatever/floats/your/boat.c -o /whatever/grinds/your/gears.x
#and then you just run it like a normal program:
/whatever/grinds/your/gears.x
make sure you have gcc installed. on debian it is probably something like
Code:
apt-get install gcc
 
Old 09-22-2015, 05:15 PM   #3
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what does whatever floats you boar and whatever grinds your gears mean?
Is the filenames??
Also how to compile if C++?
Could you please check if my coding is correct? I am trying to print out the time the path was created?
 
  


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