Iam a new Linux user and student who used to write C or C++ programs on MS-Windows. Now, I am using Ubuntu Linux. How can I compile a C or C++ program on Linux operating systems using bash Terminal application?
To compile a C or C++ program on any Linux distro such as Ubuntu, Red Hat, Fedora, Debian and other Linux distro you need to install:
- GNU C and C++ compiler collection
- Development tools
- Development libraries
- IDE or text editor to write programs
Step #1: Install C/C++ compiler and related tools
If you are using Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS, or Scientific Linux, use the following yum command to install best compiler for linux:
# yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'
If you are using Debian or Ubuntu Linux, type the following apt-get command to install GNU c/c++ compiler:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential manpages-dev