I have a program that is writen in C++, and I'm trying to set up the cygwin interface in order to save it to the correct path, compile it using the correct commands, and send the output to the screen. I want to understand how to achieve the connectivity to cygwin. As of yesterday, I downloaded it to... c:\cygwin, and I have a shortcut to the "terminal" on my desktop. Can someone guide me? I never could understand the linking, etc., but I managed to compile my program using an "online c++ compiler". If I want to send my output to a file... the online stuff won't help me. TIA, Bill
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Yeah, the environment is basically just your old Unix shell environment.
do I have to download the gcc separately???
Yes, kind of. Cygwin uses a package management system (similar to other Unix variants like Linux or Mac OSX). If you re-run the
setup.exe(like you did when installing …
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I've been running Cygwin for many years, and doing serious cross-platform development in that environment. Most of the GNU and Linux tools are available for download and installation via the Cygwin installation tool, including the compiler/development suite and all the tools that come with that. When you run an application …
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