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March 10th, 2009, 02:52 AM
I'm new to linux programming and I'm attempting to do C++ here. Is there any websites or can someone write me a brief tutorial how to compile and link a file on linux? That would be great


March 10th, 2009, 03:28 AM
Please read the sticky in this forum.

March 10th, 2009, 04:21 AM
In particular, the "sticky" Programming Tools and References (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1006662) has a link to the FAQ: Compiling your first C or C++ programs (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=689635).

March 10th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Text editor + compiler. That's all you need.

(Well, actually, "all you need is love... Love is all you need")

March 10th, 2009, 04:17 PM
you need to use g++ compiler to execute c++ programs,
install it from terminal,

sudo apt-get install g++

gcc dosen't support c++ programs.

you can refer this book, i'm refering this only, detailed two volumes.

March 10th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Install the package build-essential, not just the package g++ as abhilashm86 suggests.

sudo apt-get install build-essential
And, as already mentioned, read the stickies which explain everything in detail.

March 10th, 2009, 04:36 PM
One more voice for reading the stickies ... ;)

Make sure you have installed build-essential.

You may find this thread useful: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=981193

(see post #7 in that thread, for how to build a c++ program using gcc -
then, dont do that. Use g++ :) )

Good luck, and hope this helps a bit.