compiling c program in opensuse 13.1

how to compile c program in suse 13.1

Install the gcc package. Perhaps the make package as well.

Open a terminal. From the command prompt, say:

gcc -Wall my.C

The compiler has many other options.

This is the easiest way to compile a simple program. More tools like IDEs are available.

As an addition: it might even be usefull to install the Pattern Basic Development. Then you have not only the C-compiler and make, but many other things you might need in developing C programs.

If you are compiling an application from source you will meed make and gcc but there also should be a readme file in the source package that should give complete instructionfor that application.

If you are planning on writing your own program then get a good c and or c++ book. There is a lot to know in order to write a c program.

On Sun, 30 Mar 2014 07:26:02 +0000, arvinddx wrote:

> how to compile c program in suse 13.1

That’s not something that’s going to be easily answered in a forum post,
as there are entire books and courses about writing and compiling

What is your goal? Are you trying to learn how to code, are you looking
to install a package that you think only is available as source (chances
are it’s not, but unless you tell us what it is, we can’t point you in
the right direction for a precompiled package - though http:// is a good place to start)?

When asking questions on a forum, it helps to be as specific as you can
be. You might read the excellent essay by Eric Raymond on asking smart
questions. It is available at:


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