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I have just installed mandrake and i want to compile my c or c++ codes.  I want to view my output or produce an executable file like how Visual C++ does or Borland?

When i use gcc [filename] -o [filename.o]

is this correct?  How do i produce [filename.exe]
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A few things:

1 - Typically executables don't have an extension, Windows is pretty much the only plartform where it is expected.  So, you want your program output to be "filename", not "filename.exe"

2 - The .o extension is usually only used for the intermediate object files, but this is done with the "-c" flag on gcc.

3 - The -o option sepcifies the neme of the output executable, so you can use "gcc filename.c -o filename" as your command.  Without the -o option, you will get an executable named "a.out".

4 - If you want a full IDE like Visual Studio or Borland Builder, you may want to check out KDevelop which comes Mandrake.
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