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Hi! I planning on writing a very simple program, to run on w2k, to help users create folders with my companys correct (unlogical :) ) naming scheme. Ive been using debain for awhile now... and I dont want to switch to my windows box for programming. Can anybody name a couple of links or useful info so that I can start to program on linux for windows? Any good IDE environments, tools, etc...? Im not a hardcore programmer, and I would like alternatives to java.

Thanks!

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I would suggest that you install cygwin on your Win2K machine. This will give you a Unix programming environment on a Windows system (http://www.cygwin.com/).

Once you have access to cygwin, it's very easy to program on your Linux system, transfer the sources to the Windows system, make some adjustments (e.g. for path names), run make and be done with it :-)

You have to make some adjustments for the file names. There is a special path that cygwin uses to access Windows drives by mapping them to this path. If I remember correctly, it's /cygdrv/<drive letter>/. So if you want to access files on the C: drive, you would use /cygdrv/c/some_file

If you want to geet deeper into Windows programming, ask your boss for Visual Studio, but programming in VS will be different than what you know from your Linux system.
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