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How to compile a source code in Red Hat linux

Last Modified: 2015-07-14
Hello All,

I am trying to compile a source code in my virtual Red Hat. I tried to do so with the GCC compiler but the terminal returns that "the command is not found". the command line I am issuing is the following: gcc source.c -o outputname

Here is the output of uname -a respectively: "linux machinename 2.4.20-8"

can someone help?

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