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Old 10-28-2008, 09:43 AM   #1
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Invoking programming tools in OpenSuse 11.1

Hi all!
I have an absolutely "newbie" question, regarding invoking of programming tools in Linux.I've installed OpenSuse 11.1 and have installed gcc packages and I've downloaded and installed jdk1.6.0_10 too.
I don't know how to invoke gcc compiler from a terminal or bash command line,in order to compile and run some file(C,C++,Java etc.) and what command line options needed.I know all this procedure on a Windows platform.I want to ask if there is some way like Windows to configure system path,classpath or if the whole procedure is totally different on Linux.I also want to ask if ther is some way for jdk I've downloaded to make it work instead of jdk1.5 already being on system and what is the procedure generally for whatever programming tool I may download in the future.Of course I can understand that these questions may want a whole documentation to be answered,but I want just to know the basic lines.
If anybody could give me a clue about that,some tutorial,docs or book that explain clearly these procedures I would appreciate it very much.Thanks in advance!
Old 10-28-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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I know all this procedure on a Windows platform
If you have used gcc under windows, it work the same way under linux (or any platform it runs on).

By the way, there's a powerful tool under unix system: man, type "man gcc" will give you the online gcc documentation. But gcc is just a compiler, you'd better invoke it through a makefile, google for "makefile tutorial" will give you some good starting points.

Another way is to use IDE which hide the work, there's plenty of, some examples are eclipse, kdevelop, anjuta, code::blocks... but if you're beginning to learn programing, I think that you'd better to understand the building process, and the better way to understand it is to write makefile by hand...
Old 11-02-2008, 09:47 AM   #3
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Invoking programming tools in OpenSuse 11.1

Thanks for you reply,jf.argentino.I have some programming experience on Windows platforms and I found your advice very useful.I'd rather go for an IDE,to do some tasks for me the 'easy' way and I think that Eclipse does the trick here!Thanks again!


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