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how can I execute the program ?

I faced a problem, that is can't execute my program !!!!
for example, now I got a file called abc.c, I type make to compile it, right ?
then I type . abc, it seem that it haven't execute, what is the problem ?
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You created a Makefile to compile a single source file? Have you tried:

  gcc -o abc abc.c
a) Did you create the makefile?
b) You forgot the / . .abc is a hidden file ./abc is a file in the current directory.

fremsley has given you a simple solution for small files. makefiles are used for programs which contain a number of source files, like say, the kernel. (This helps in reducing the overhead of typing common options and filenames all over again, when a small change is made)
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