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Old 05-28-2001, 11:53 AM   #1
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Well, im a newbie to Linux and I have RedHat 7.0 (or 7.1 or somehting) and I want to try out its GCC compiler, cause im new to C++. So, I go to the folder where it is, which is usr>bin then I double click on the GCC file. It "loads" for a second, then it just wont do anything. It wont open the file. So, I go to properties for it and find that the file type for it is "text/plain" So, how do you open the text/plain files??? thanks
Old 05-28-2001, 02:29 PM   #2
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gcc is a compiler and you need to have a source file first. Check howtos and man pages for more info on how to use gcc. To get the man page type:
[code]man gcc
Old 05-28-2001, 03:27 PM   #3
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GCC has no "front end" - it takes a text file as input, compiles it and outputs an object file.

If you're learning C++, the best thing to use is a graphical front-end. KDevelop is a full-featured environment that's supplied with most Linux distributions. There are tutorials and info at


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