How to Run C Program in Linux EnvironmentPritesh
Note : This tutorial is for those who used to write programs in Windows Environment and want to write programs in Linux Environment.
- You can type C program using any of the editors that are available under Linux.
- VI and EMACS are two famous editors in Linux.
- I have Written Sample Code in Fedora 7. [Application -> Accessories -> Editor]
2. Save Program
- Save your C program with .C Extension .
- Open Prompt or Terminal .
- An ls command will display your C program.
- Now at the prompt type the following
$ gcc -o mypgm mypgm.c
- Suppose your file is named mypgm.c then type ‘-o mypgm ‘ as the parameter to gcc.
- Mypgm is name for the executable file that gcc would create.
This Process can be Split into Two Processes –
Step 2.1 :
$ gcc mypgm.c
- You would be having a a.out in the same directory as the source C file.
- This is the default name of the executable that gcc creates. [ This would create problems when you compile many programs in one directory. So you override this with the -o option followed by the name of the executable ]
Running the executable that you created is as simple as typing the following at the prompt.